Manchester to host rare James Bond stunt vehicle from No Time To Die

The Defender will appear in its authentic battered and bruised state after featuring in a high octane, thrilling car chase
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Daniel Craig’s fifth and final James Bond film, No Time To Die, is finally out in cinemas this week and has already received rave reviews from critics.

High octane car chases are a huge part of Bond films – and Land Rovers have arguably played as integral a role as the Astons.

It’s part of a long-standing relationship which began in 1983 when a Range Rover Convertible appeared in Octopussy. Most recently, in 2015, the Range Rover Sport starred in a major action sequence in SPECTRE.

No Time to Die features three Defenders, two Range Rover Sport SVRs, a Range Rover Classic and Land Rover Series III amongst the array of cars.

And Manchester fans can see one for themselves when Williams Land Rover, the prestigious automotive retailer next to the Trafford Centre, will showcase one of the original Land Rover Defenders that appears in the new movie.

The 100-year-old family business, which retails Land Rover, Jaguar, BMW and MINI, is the only retail centre in the North where the original vehicle from the blockbuster movie will be on display.  

Without an engine and transported in its original condition from the movie set, the vehicle will appear in its authentic battered and bruised state after featuring in one of the most high octane, thrilling car chases ever filmed by the stunt team involved.

The dealership will take delivery of the exclusive vehicle, which appears in some of the most iconic scenes in the movie, early next month.

And to celebrate the latest film, Land Rover has even launched a limited-edition Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition, with only 300 available worldwide. 

“To have one of the Defenders that appears in the long-awaited James Bond movie here on display will be a meeting of great British brands and a unique celebration of Land Rover’s 38-year association with James Bond not far from Daniel Craig’s birthplace in the North West – a fitting legacy as he appears in his fifth and final film for the franchise,” said Gary Nickson from Williams Land Rover.

The Land Rover Defender from No Time To Die will be on display at Williams Land Rover Manchester, adjacent to the Trafford Centre, from 8th October until 22nd October 2021.

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