James Bond always drives the most attention grabbing vehicle, however in the 2015 Bond movie Spectre the villains had a pretty decent ride and it’s up for auction.
When shooting the 24th Bond movie, the producers had Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) supply ten 2015 Defenders, 110 crew-cabs, in Santorini Black.
The vehicles were then sent to racing specialist Bowler, which upgraded them even further. The ten Defenders had engine upgrades to deliver 138kW instead of 86kW. They were fitted with 37-inch tyres – bolted directly to the bead-lock wheels – along with Bilstein rally dampers, a full roll cage, racing buckets, harnesses, a winch, diamond-plated everything, and ropes running up the nose and over the hood (for some reason).
The end product was dubbed the Land Rover Defender SVX Concept, and while many of them were destroyed in the filming of the movie, this one was used only for drive-by footage and survived in tact. It was subsequently sold to a private customer, who has now consigned it (without reserve) to RM Sotheby’s for sale at its upcoming auction in London this September.
Images: Simon Clay for RM Sotheby’s