Spectre is the 24th Bond flick, brought to you by EON Productions, MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) Studios and Sony Pictures. The new Bond flick actors Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) and David Bautista (Hinx) were guests of honor at the three variants’ unveiling in Frankfurt. In the movie, the Jaguar C-X75 Supercar is seen driven through the streets of Rome, Italy, in one of the most iconic high speed chase scenes. The C-X75 supercar is, of course, the most advanced Jaguar ever built by the folks at Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering. This SVO variant is one of the many high performance versions of existing variants, with luxury bespoke commissions and valid in limited run collector editions.
Aside from the Jag, there are specially modified Land Rover Defenders and the fastest, most powerful Land Rover ever, the Range Rover Sport SVR sharing the limelight in the movie’s major action sequences, which was shot predominantly in Austria. The highly capable Defenders were constructed by the JLR Special Operations division with huge 37-inch diameter off-road tyres and enhanced body protection to tackle the challenging terrain of the snow-covered mountain roads used for filming.
Harris, reprising her role of Moneypenny in Spectre, said, “I made my Bond debut in the Defender, and I have so many fond memories shooting that sequence in Turkey. It’s such a special franchise to be a part of, and I’m thrilled to be here in Frankfurt with the Jaguar Land Rover team”.
Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, John Edwards, commented, “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.”
To get a glimpse of the new Bond flick’s special cars visit Jaguar and Land Rover’s social media networks or specially created micro-sites.