Jaguar Land Rover is contributing to the upcoming James Bond movie Spectre by donating some Special Operations models to the production. Among the vehicles that will be appearing is the legendary C-X75 supercar, which is a concept vehicle that was unveiled about five years ago but was never put into production. It appears that the move to supply vehicles for the film is another way for Jaguar Land Rover to position itself as the “bad” automaker from England and an alternative to more bland offerings. The car will be used by one of the villains in a chase scene, with Bond driving the Aston Martin DB10. The chase sequence takes place in Rome.
While the original C-X75 was outfitted with a hybrid powertrain, it seems unlikely the car used in filming will use such an experimental setup. Instead, some sources are reporting that the company is using a straight-up internal combustion engine to ensure the supercar performs well during the action sequence. Multiple cars were actually constructed for the film’s production, thanks to the help of Williams Advanced Engineering, which is located in Oxfordshire, England.
The Range Rover Sport SVR will also be featured in the movie, showcasing the most powerful and fastest Land Rover model to date. The Land Rover Defender Big Foot will also appear in the film, which is another model that the company’s Special Operations division created. It comes with 37-inch off-road tires as well as a custom suspension setup and plenty of body protection, making it the perfect fit for an action movie. Both the Range Rover Sport SVR and Defender Big Foot have already completed their scenes in Austria.
The collaboration between the James Bond franchise and Jaguar Land Rover is not a new thing, considering that the company’s vehicles have been used in past productions.