Jaguar C-X75 headlines JLR presence in forthcoming Bond movie.
Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled the three cars from its skunk-works that will star in the next James Bond movie, Spectre.
The Jaguar C-X75 stole the show at at a glitzy launch event in Frankfurt, Germany, alongside a Range Rover Sport SVR and Land Rover Defender. The three cars arrived fresh off the set from Bond’s latest silver screen adventure.
Daniel Craig’s new exploits as Bond see the British Spy embark on chase scenes through the moonlit streets of Rome and across the snow-topped mountains of Austria. Bond himself will be behind the wheel of an Aston martin DB10, whilst the JLR fleet will be headed by Bond’s latest enemy Oberhauser, played by Christoph Waltz.
The three cars have all been fettled by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations [SVO] department. The Jaguar C-X75 was designed and built in conjunction with Williams Advanced Engineering, sadly just as a concept, however it remains satisfying to see it driven in anger on the big screen.
Starring alongside the Jag is the most powerful Land Rover ever, the Range Rover Sport SVR, while a set of highly capable Defenders have also been constructed. Sitting on 37-inch off-road tyres and enhanced body protection, the two SVO 4x4 models also benefit from bespoke suspension systems.
SVO was created in June 2014, and tasked with working on the development of high performance Jaguar and Land Rover models, luxury bespoke commissions and limited run collector editions.
Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, John Edwards, said: "For Jaguar Land Rover to once again be a part 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.”
SPECTRE cast members Naomie Harris and David Bautista attended the star-studded event ahead of the 2015 Frankfurt motor show, while British singer and musician John Newman was on hand to entertain.