CARS WITH BRITISH INTELLIGENCE
Jaguar Land Rover continues to supply specially designed vehicles for the world’s most famous film franchise. Our line-up for Spectre includes a state-of-the-art Jaguar C-X75 concept car and other specially designed vehicles – Range Rover Sport SVR and Land Rover Defender.
THE VEHICLES THAT PLAY THEIR PART
Arguably the star of the show is the Jaguar C-X75. Developed with Williams Advanced Engineering, it’s an all-wheel drive, plug-in parallel hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) with the world’s highest specific power engine and our first carbon composite monocoque chassis.
Capable of speeds over 200mph, it showcases our world-leading expertise in lightweight vehicle design and construction. What better way of demonstrating its astonishing capabilities, not to mention its aggressive good looks, than in the film’s high speed, night-time car chase through the streets of Rome.
THE STEALTH FACTOR
Thanks to the C-X75’s lightweight construction and cutting-edge powertrain technology, it features a range of up to 30 miles on quiet, spy stealthy, electric power alone. Yet when it needs to ‘get outta here’ it’s capable of 0-100mph acceleration of less than 6 seconds.
THE INSIDE TRACK
David Fairbairn, Head of Special Projects
"It is testament to the Jaguar Land Rover brand that it is once again part of the vehicle line up for one of the most famous film franchises in the world.
It was a mammoth challenge to produce all the Bond vehicles in time for the filming of Spectre. The C-X75 needed to be race ready ahead of its thrilling chase through Rome.
The production involved three test programs and continuous liaison with the stunt and special effects teams.
We also sent colour and trim development samples to locations in Italy to understand how the colour worked within the environment and through the lens of the camera. It had to stand out from the crowd and have real presence.
The experience was something I will never forget - it’s not every day you can say you work with one of the most iconic movie brands in the world. Although it was a challenge in many ways, seeing the cars on screen made it all worthwhile.”