The somewhat battered Defender Double Cab Pick Up that Land Rover displayed on its stand at the Paris Motor Show the other day was not intended as a demonstration of how much abuse the cars can take.

In fact it was one of the vehicles used in Skyfall, the new James Bond flick due out later this month.

Driven in the opening sequence by field agent Eve (played by Naomie Harris), it certainly ends up looking a little worse for wear, yet still a stalwart British machine capable of taking plenty of punishment and still getting the job done.

Much like 007 himself….