Jaguars, Land Rovers and Range Rovers are to feature in the next Bond movie, Spectre – and the firm has revealed the film cars in a literally (film) star-studded and celebrity-packed event in Frankfurt on motor show day (and Jaguar F-Pace reveal).
The Jaguar C-X75 concept car, Range Rover Sport SVR and Land Rover Defender will all feature in the upcoming Spectre movie, due for global release in October.
Actor David Bautista, who plays Bond antagonist Hinx in the new movie, drives the Jaguar C-X75 in the movie, through the streets of Rome. He was there at the Bond cars reveal in Frankfurt, alongside Naomie Harris who plays Moneypenny (and singer John Newman).
“To have the opportunity to be a part of an iconic chase scene in a Bond movie and to drive the C-X75 supercar was like a dream come true for me, “said a lucky Bautista. “It truly is a beautiful beast of a car that will go down in movie history.”
Land Rovers also feature in Spectre: a chase scene in the Austrian snow stars the Land Rover Defender and Range Rover Sport SVR.
JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations division created the Bond cars for the film – the Defenders feature 37-inch diameter off-road tyres and uprated body protection to bounce off the treacherous roads used for filming.
Its MD 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 seems this won’t be the last time Jaguars and Land Rovers are featured in the Bond franchise. “It’s an incredible opportunity to showcase production and concept cars alike and we look forward to continuing this relationship well into the future,” said Edwards. Will Idris Elba be chased down by a Jaguar in the future, we wonder..?
Jaguar worked with development partner Williams Advanced Engineering to prepare six identical orange cars for the film.
JLR says it worked with Spectre filmmakers from the very beginning to hone the cars: although they’re based on production or concept cars, everything was tailored for the film – including the bright orange colour of the C-X75 concept…