Right from the Chevrolet Bel Air convertible that was 007â€™s ride in Dr. No in 1962, the Bond franchise has been known to feature some really special cars. Most of these donâ€™t really make it to production which makes them even more special.
The latest 007 feature on the block is no exception to this tradition. And we won’t be complaining when the film hits theatres this November.Â While 007â€™s choice in Spectre is the Aston Martin DB10 concept, the bad guys have chosen Jaguar and Land Roverâ€™s mean and fast machines.
The Jaguar C-X75 hypercar driven by the main villain will go up against the Aston Martin DB10 in a spectacular chase sequence shot in Rome. More than one production version of the C-X75 may be used. These have been prepared by Williams Advanced Engineering. Unlike the concept that featured a hybrid powertrain, this car will most likely borrow the supercharged 5.0-litre V8 from the F-Type coupe.
The other vehicles from the brandâ€™s in-house Special Vehicles Operations arm are the heavily modified versions of the Land Rover Defender and Range Rover Sport SVR. The big machines have been used in scenes shot in Austria. The 550PS SVR is the fastest and most powerful Land Rover ever and looks meaner in the film. The use of LED bar lights adds to the presence.
The Defender meanwhile makes a comeback in the Bond film but has been further modified and is officially been named Big Foot. The vehicle features huge 37-inch off-road rubber, special suspension and enhanced body protection to cope up with all the battering it’s predictably going to be subjected to in the action sequences. The Defender has been in production for 68 years now and we hope to see the legend in more Bond films.
JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH SPECTRE THE 24TH JAMES BOND ADVENTURE
|â€¢ Continuing Jaguar Land Roverâ€™s successful involvement with the Bond franchise, Jaguar C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVR and Land Rover Defender Big Foot to feature in new James Bond movie, SPECTRE
â€¢ C-X75 concept vehicles will form part of spectacular chase scene in Rome
Monday 9 Feb 2015 12:01PM GMT: Jaguar Land Rover has announced its line-up of vehicles set to feature in SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure, from Albert R. Broccoliâ€™s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. These will include; Jaguar C-X75s, Range Rover Sport SVRs and Defender Big Foots which have been provided by Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations.
The Jaguar C-X75 will feature in a spectacular car chase sequence through Rome alongside the Aston Martin DB10. The C-X75 vehicles have been built in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering facility in Oxfordshire, England.
Scenes including the heavily modified Land Rover Defenders & Range Rover Sport SVR have already been filmed in Austria. The Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest and the most powerful Land Rover ever. The highly capable Big Foots were constructed by the Special Operations division with huge 37-inch diameter off-road tyres to tackle the extreme terrain. They also feature bespoke suspension and enhanced body protection.
Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, 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.â€™â€™
Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles have been involved in a succession of Bond films. Most recently, in 2012, the rugged Defender 110 Double Cab Pick Up was driven by field agent Eve Moneypenny in the opening sequence to SKYFALL