Last month we featured an Infographic showing the Best of the Bond vehicle gadgets, featuring twelve of the film’s most clever cars. This time we’ve got a real test of your Bond-car knowledge with twenty-four of the wild, weird and wacky that have made an appearance since Doctor No. first appeared in 1962.
With the 23rd Bond film, Skyfall, due for release in the UK on 26th October, we thought it would be fun to share an infographic which explores the history of Bond cars and their vehicle-related gadgets.
Land Rover has finally conceded to customer demand and built a Defender without all those fluffy soft-roader comforts of the standard version – they’ve called it the ‘XTech’ – think of it like an Audi S-Line, or Volvo R Design – more street (or forest) cred, but essentially the same as a standard version.
When the Range Rover Evoque was first revealed at the car maker’s 40th anniversary party at Kensington Palace (in association with Vogue magazine), the occasion was perhaps most significant by the announcement that Victoria Beckham (of Posh Spice fame) would be the new Creative Design Executive for Range Rover.
Range Rover will gauge reaction to its Evoque Convertible Concept at the Geneva motor and assess the potential for what could be another niche SUV model, joining the existing 3-door Coupe and 5-door Evoque.
Today’s Image Of The Day is a personal one for me – I’m well aware that for many Land Rover enthusiasts, September 2011 represents the month when the spirit of their beloved Defender was put to the sword – the DC100 Concept was unveiled with the promise that by 2015 something very close to it would become the new Land Rover Defender.
For those of us open to change, the DC100 is a pure tease – we want it NOW, Land Rover should cancel those design clinics and start producing it immediately, but this is a Defender Concept and Land Rover didn’t get to where they are now by ignoring the preferences of their most loyal customers.
As the current iteration of Land Rover’s venerable Defender reaches its twilight years, the Gaydon manufacturer launches the X-Tech Edition to show that there’s still plenty of life left in the old stager. The Defender X-Tech offers raw and edgy style, with the class-leading all-terrain capability you would expect of this motoring icon.
In an age when we’ve become obsessed by gadgets, where car adverts compete for budget with the very best Hollywood trailers and marketing campaigns try to seize our attention with high-impact messages, it’s such a pleasant relief to find Land Rover quietly and calmly calling a spade a spade.