Jaguar Land Rover shows off Bond cars

Jaguar Land Rover has shown off the cars built by Special Vehicle Operations that appear in the upcoming James Bond film, SPECTRE.

The stunning Jaguar C-X75 supercar concept has been revived for the film, featuring in a chase through the streets of Rome, driven by baddie Hinx (ex-wrestler David Bautista).

Heavily-modified Land Rover Defenders and Range Rover Sport SVRs – the fastest Land Rover, ever – are used in a key action sequence in Austria. The Defenders have huge, 37-inch tyres, underbody protection, winches and full external rollcages. The Range Rovers are less extreme with big, studded tyres and LED light bars.

SVO was set up last year to create high performance and ultra-luxe versions of JLR cars, and tackle one-off commissions like the Bond cars. SVO boss, John Edwards, said: “For Jaguar and Land Rover to once again be parts of the iconic vehicle line ups in one of the most celebrated film franchises in the world represents a proud moment for us.

“It’s an incredible opportunity to showcase production and concept cars alike and we look forward to continuing this relationship well into the future.”

The cars were shown at a star-studded event at the Frankfurt Motor Show, attended by Bautista and Naomie Harris, who plays Moneypenny. SPECTRE is due for UK release on 26 October (I’m literally counting the days).

It will be interesting to see if any replicas of the Land Rovers are built, either by commission or as a limited edition. Sadly, the C-X75 will remain a concept. No matter how big the cheques waved under JLR’s nose.

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