The Jaguar C-X75 concept will star in the new Bond film, Spectre. It will appear alongside Bond’s own Aston Martin DB10 and several specially-modified Land Rovers.
Several examples of the C-X75, a cancelled supercar project, have been built for the film, with help from Williams Advanced Engineering, who were involved with the original prototypes. They are believed to be powered by Jaguar’s venerable 5.0-litre V8 engine.
The bright orange Jag will feature in a chase sequence through Rome, pitted against the Aston. The DB10 was unveiled alongside the film’s cast, where it was introduced as a central character itself. Based on a V8 Vantage, element’s of the DB10’s design will be seen in future Astons. Rumours had been circulating for several months that the C-X75 would make an appearance.
JLR Special Operations has created heavily modified versions of the Range Rover Sport SVR and Land Rover Defender for scenes that have already been filmed in Austria. The Defender ‘Big Foot’ rides on 37-inch tyres, while both feature bespoke suspension and extra protective bodywork.
John Edwards, Managing Director of JLR Special Operations, said: “This is an exciting partnership for Jaguar Land Rover and an opportunity to demonstrate the fantastic capabilities of the Special Operations team.” Whether or not copies of the film cars are officially produced, you can be absolutely certain there will a be big queue of people wanting replicas.
Both Jaguars and Land Rovers have featured in Bond films since 2002’s Die Another Day, when the companies were owned by Ford. The tradition has continued since Jaguar Land Rover was formed under Tata ownership.