The name’s Bond – James Bond. And I’ll be making sure the iconic Land Rover Defender goes out with a bang (oh, and what’s that Jag all about?)…
Jaguar Land Rover has announced its line-up of vehicles set to feature in SPECTRE, the twenty-fourth James Bond movie. The cars will include the Jaguar C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVR and Defender Big Foot, which have been produced especially for the film by Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations.
The Jaguar C-X75, which looks like a modern day successor to the legendary XJ220 and was first shown in a far more sober silver at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, will feature in a spectacular car chase sequence through Rome alongside the Aston Martin DB10, recalling a previous Jaguar v Aston Martin battle in the 2002 film Die Another Day. The C-X75 vehicles used in filming have been built in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering facility in Oxfordshire, England.
Scenes including the heavily-modified versions of Land Rover Defender and Range Rover Sport SVR have already been filmed in Austria. The Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest and most powerful Land Rover ever. The highly capable Big Foots were constructed by Special Operations with huge 37-inch diameter off-road tyres to tackle the extreme terrain. They also feature bespoke suspension systems and enhanced body protection.
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.