Cancelled 850bhp hybrid Jaguar supercar will make its on-screen debut in the new Bond film alongside the Aston Martin DB10
9 February 2015

Jaguar’s C-X75 supercar will feature alongside other models from the JLR’s Special Operations division in the upcoming James Bond film Spectre.

The film, which is Bond’s 24th outing on the big screen, also features the Range Rover Sport SVR and specially modified ‘Big Foot’ versions of the Land Rover Defender.

The C-X75, developed in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering, will feature in a car chase sequence set in Rome. Rumours of the cancelled million-pound, 850bhp hybrid’s involvement in the Spectre film were circulating in December 2014.

Autocar understands that for filming purposes, the C-X75 will be fitted with Jaguar’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine, instead of using its existing hybrid powertrain.

Scenes involving the 542bhp Range Rover Sport SVR and Land Rover Defender models - which have been fitted with 37in off-road tyres and feature bespoke suspension and body protection systems - have been filmed in Austria.

Expected to be used by the film’s villains, the JLR vehicles will be seen alongside the new Aston Martin DB10, which shows off Aston Martin’s new design direction and previews the firm’s DB9 replacement.

The managing director of the Special Operations division, 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."

JLR vehicles have precedent for appearing in Bond films. The Jaguar XJ8 and XKR both made appearances in 2006’s Casino Royale, while the XKR was also used in 2002’s Die Another Day.

The Land Rover Defender was also used in the most recent Bond film, Skyfall.

Memorable Bond Villain cars

Ford Fairlane Skyliner – Thunderball

After Count Lippe’s failed attempt at killing Bond, Fiona Volpe used her motorbike-mounted rocket launchers to blow up Lippe’s Ford Fairlane Skyliner. The Skyliner had a complicated retractable hard-top that needed three roof drive motors driving four lift jacks, four door-lock motors, 10 solenoids and four locking mechanisms to work it.

Rolls-Royce Phantom III - Goldfinger

Auric Goldfinger drove a pristine black and yellow 1937 Phantom III, knowing that it was capable of holding the weight of the gold he was smuggling around Europe. The Phantom III was the final large pre-war Rolls-Royce and remained the firm's only V12-powered model until the introduction of the Silver Seraph in 1998.

AMC Matador Coupe  – The Man with the Golden Gun

Scaramanga’s car/jet hybrid was a modified AMC Matador Coupe that provided the villain with a handy escape route when fleeing Bond in The Man with the Golden Gun. The Flying Matador was 9.15 metres long, 12.8m wide and 3.08m high but was deemed not airworthy, so a remote-controlled meter-long model was used for the aerial sequences.

Ferrari F355 Spider - Goldeneye

Georgian temptress Xenia Onatopp pitted her Ferrari against Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 in the hills above Monaco during a scene in 1995’s Goldeneye. The Spider was the second most popular F355 model and the semi-automatic soft-top featured on it was the first in the Ferrari range to be powered electrically.

Jaguar XKR – Die Another Day

The 4.0-litre convertible was bejewelled henchman Zao’s car in 2002’s Die Another Day. Fitted with a Gatling gun, thermal imaging capabilities, mortar bombs and rockets under the front grille, it was part of a memorable gadget-riddled chase across a frozen lake in Iceland with Bond’s Aston Martin V12 Vanquish.

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15 December 2014

So, it is good to be Bond, but it's better to be Bad...

15 December 2014

I would be a wrong 'un every day if I could get to drive that beauty

15 December 2014

Pretty sure they're using the term 'anti'hero incorrectly.

But it's a great car and will be lovely to see on-screen.


Never wrestle with a pig. You'll only get muddy, and the pig will enjoy it.

15 December 2014

Hello Sonett. You are indeed correct, so I have revised that. Thanks for the heads-up.

15 December 2014

With a bit of luck this car might actually get into limited production,might scare the current crop of must have's.

Peter Cavellini.

15 December 2014

It's about time Bond tackled a hybrid-toting, eco-loon villain. It's not as if there's a shortage of them. Perhaps this one is intent on destroying Britain in a "carbon neutral" way via dastardly schemes like crippling "green" taxes, or by thwarting our future energy planning, or by signing up to worthless treaties which kill jobs. Why, this villain must be Ed Miliband or the present incumbent, Ed Davey.

15 December 2014

Stunning in every way. And to think that Williams were completely set up to build it. Come on Jaguar, What a halo car this would be, reconsider!!! Even just with the V8, what a machine that would be. So, so close...

15 December 2014

It was so disappointing when Jaguar canned the C-X75 as it'd have joined the P1 in rewriting the hypercar rulebook, while on looks alone, the Jaguar is the most beautiful looking hypercar since the XJ220. But while Jaguar felt there wasn't a business case when they made the decision to can it back then, I wonder if they're reconsidering their decision and perhaps trying to gauge public reaction and potential sales by giving the car a cameo in the next Bond film. Either way, if Jaguar put the C-X75 in to production, you know it'd sell like hot cakes and not suffer the prolonged sell-out period the Porsche 918 suffered. But then, Jaguar and their cars are on a level Porsche can only hope to compete with and is a brand they can only aspire to.

15 December 2014

I'll now want the villains to win in the car chase. Smash the fugly DB10 up, keep the superb CX-75.

16 December 2014

How would you feel if 007 new Aston Martin has gadgets & might run off villain Jaguar off?


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