Behind-the-scenes look at James Bond No Time To Die sees Land Rover Defender pushed to the limit – The Sun

THE new Land Rover Defender will be pushed to extreme limits in the upcoming James Bond film No Time To Die.

A behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming 007 film sees the SUV hurtle through the air in a high-speed chase through the countryside.

The footage released as part of a Land Rover advert sees three hulking motors fly over some enormous jumps.

The all-black vehicles are then put through its paces in a river while being chased by a helicopter.

One of the Defenders is even launched onto its roof before speeding off.

The cars used in the thrilling sneak peak are based on the Defender X model finished in Santorini Black with 20-inch alloy wheels and darkened skid plates.

But due to the action-packed scenes, they've also been fitted with a roll cage, new bucket seats, racing harnesses and a pair of off-road tyres.

Lee Morrison, stunt coordinator on No Time To Die, said: "We pushed the Defender further than we believed possible to generate the maximum excitement, and to give fans an insight into the uncompromising challenge of producing an incredible chase sequence which you can look forward to seeing in No Time To Die."

The cars were driven by Jessica Hawkins, who was handpicked from the Formula 3 W Series and given her first opportunity at featuring in a motion picture.

She said: "It doesn’t get any more exhilarating than being a stunt driver in a James Bond movie and it’s an honour to be a part of this incredible movie driving the new Defender."

Nick Collins, vehicle line director at Land Rover Defender, said: "We developed a new test standard for Defender, the most challenging we’ve ever had and unique to this vehicle.

"Physical strength and durability is measured by a number of different tests including a bridge jump test which gave us confidence to deliver what the stunt team needed to create for No Time To Die, with no modifications to the body structure except the installation of a roll cage."

Bond is expected to get behind the wheel of a Aston Martin Valhalla, a £1.5million hypercar which can hit speeds of 200mph.

The MI6 agent is also tipped to drive an Aston Martin DB5 and V8 Vantage.

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