Published on February 10th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Jaguar Land Rover announces their supporting cast for 24th James Bond film
James Bond movies are synonymous with British culture- and along with that, British cars. With very few exceptions over the years, the hero car is usually of British heritage, and at times the cars in pursuit are British too. This applies from anything as high end as an Aston Martin, all the way to the humble Defender. 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.
Jaguar Land Rover has announced its line-up of vehicles set to feature in SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure, from Albert R. Broccoli’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 alongside the Aston Martin DB10. The C-X75 vehicles have been built in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering facility in Oxfordshire, England. For those not familiar with the C-X75 (which sounds more fighter jet than automobile), it is one of Jaguar’s prototype hybrid supercars. While not actually slated for production, it is to inspire future generations of Jaguar design, and hopefully the production of a Jaguar supercar in the years to come. It will be fantastic to see its sleek body tearing through the streets of Rome in pursuit of the DB10.
In addition to this, 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.”