Badass Land Rover Defender Looks like it was Built for a Bond Villain
A long way from merry ol’ England, special edition Land Rover Defender is ready for its next adventure.
James Bond has always had the coolest gear (it certainly helps to be a spy for MI6, after all), especially when it comes to his cars. From Lotus Esprit submarines to Aston Martins with ejector seats and rockets, Bond was ready to handle his business, get the girl, and save the world.
And of course, all of that cool does filter into our reality now and again, like this special edition Land Rover Defender made in honor the 2015 Bond film Spectre, which now resides in Iowa.
This special Defender is a custom based on the Defenders used by the villain organization Spectre, starting with the full respray in Santorini black metallic accented by a set of black modular wheels wrapped in 37-inch tires.
The Defender received a full set of new doors, an external roll cage for when things get hairy, and a 2-inch lift to avoid most obstacles while on the trail. The thick rope draped over the hood and the winch mounted in the front bumper are good to have to get yourself and/or your organization out of trouble, too.
The privacy glass installed on the Defender is perfect for hiding your bodyguards riding in the rear jump seats while you conduct your business, and your driver keeps trouble at bay with the help of the Rover’s V8 and five-speed manual.
The builder, Classic Land Rover Upfitters of Ames, Iowa, can make your Defender as cool as the Spectre Defender, no matter what one you have. After all, James Bond can’t have all the fun. And if nothing else, you’ll have a pretty cool Land Rover that will turn heads on the trail and in town.