Jaguar C-X75 to star in new James Bond film Spectre
Cancelled 850bhp hybrid Jaguar supercar will make its on-screen debut in the new Bond film alongside the Aston Martin DB10.
The film, which is Bond’s 24th outing on the big screen, also features the Range Rover Sport SVR and specially modified ‘Big Foot’ versions of the Land Rover Defender.
The C-X75, developed in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering, will feature in a car chase sequence set in Rome. Rumours of the cancelled million-pound, 850bhp hybrid’s involvement in the Spectre film were circulating in December 2014.
Autocar understands that for filming purposes, the C-X75 will be fitted with Jaguar’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine, instead of using its existing hybrid powertrain.
Scenes involving the 542bhp Range Rover Sport SVR and Land Rover Defender models - which have been fitted with 37in off-road tyres and feature bespoke suspension and body protection systems - have been filmed in Austria.
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Expected to be used by the film’s villains, the JLR vehicles will be seen alongside the new Aston Martin DB10, which shows off Aston Martin’s new design direction and previews the firm’s DB9 replacement.
The managing director of the Special Operations division, John Edwards, said: "This is an exciting partnership for Jaguar Land Rover and an opportunity to demonstrate the fantastic capabilities of the Special Operations team."
JLR vehicles have precedent for appearing in Bond films. The Jaguar XJ8 and XKR both made appearances in 2006’s Casino Royale, while the XKR was also used in 2002’s Die Another Day.
The Land Rover Defender was also used in the most recent Bond film, Skyfall.