Badass Land Rover Defender Looks like it was Built for a Bond Villain

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Spectre Land Rover Defender

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.

Spectre Land Rover Defender

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.

Spectre Land Rover Defender

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.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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