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Published on November 15th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


No Time To Die Has The Humble Toyota Prado As The Hero Car

Toyota Prado in 007’s in No Time To Die shows its ability in all conditions.

Question, how much did Toyota Motor Corporation pay Universal Pictures International and Metro Goldwyn Mayer to have a hero 1990’s Toyota Prado in their latest 007 movie?

Answer, not enough!

In this latest 007 movie, ‘No Time to Die’, Daniel Craig plays his last leading role which was originally created by Ian Fleming as British spy 007 for the fifth time.

It starts with James Bond having quit active duty with ‘His Majesty’s Service’ and is enjoying his peaceful life in Jamaica. However, his retirement comes to an end when Bond’s old friend from the CIA, Felix Leiter appears and asks James Bond for help.

The super agent is supposed to rescue a kidnapped bio-scientist. The mission turns out to be more revealing than expected, however, as Bond faces a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new bio-technology.

So, like in all 007 movies, there are vehicles that ‘star’ alongside 007 and here is where the the latest Land Rover Defender played a key role in car chases, among other things.

The new Land Rover Defender is shown in off road ‘flight’ and landing well whilst taking to the harsh Norwegian terrain rather well because in reality this new Defender can withstand a lot as it has been rigorously tested around the globe.

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The new Defender takes off spectacularly from the ground and plunges through rivers and swamps at top speed.

Stunt coordinator Lee Morrison explained: “We exposed the Defender to more extreme conditions than we thought possible before. All with the aim of creating maximum excitement for Bond fans. You can experience what an unprecedented challenge it means to stage one of the spectacular car chases that will also be a real film highlight in No Time to Die. “

Nick Collins, Land Rover Defender Vehicle Line Director, said: “We have developed completely new test standards for the Defender: unique tests that go further than anything we have known before. The physical strength and robustness of the new Defender is underpinned by a large number of tests – including a bridge jump test.

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That gave us the certainty that we could give the stunt team for No Time to Die what they needed for the new Bond. The body structure of the Defender remained completely unchanged with the exception of an additional roll cage for the stunts. “

However, and here is the best part. The all new land Rover Defender as well as a number of Range Rover SVR’s are driven by the villains and they are chasing James Bond and his family (long time girl friend, Miss Swan and his daughter) who are in an old model 1990’s Toyota Prado.

Yes, 007 in a Toyota Prado…. (not even the latest 2021 Land Cruiser or even a Prado TZ) and it is a stock unit with standard suspension and in pale yellow colour. In the 5-6 minutes’ chase scene, Bond behind the steering wheel of the Prado manages to ‘whack’ two Range Rovers’ upside down and after that take on two 2020 model Land Rover Defenders and leave them up-side down in the Norwegian marsh.

The Toyota Prado continues its journey into the woods with Bond, child and girlfriend safely with just some body damage. The Toyota Prado is the hero!

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