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Cancelled 850bhp hybrid Jaguar supercar will make its on-screen debut in the new Bond film alongside the Aston Martin DB10
Darren Moss
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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.

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Smilerforce 18 December 2014

Roadster you need some mind engineering from Q?

Whatever Jaguar's reason for canning the c-x75 project the more likely story is that they were not on the same par as either mclaren, Ferrari or Porsche. From financial resources, to the pool of expertise to call upon. There competition was simply too good and too much of business risk for them to proceed with the project. There is no evidence any car would sell like hot cakes?! After all the original XJ220 was a bit of disaster on the sales front... and will always be used as reference point for jaguar management for any of their future hyper cars. I was more impressed that they had shown the shrewd and calculated decision that the business case for hyper car is not a good one.

Now on the sales front to sell 918 units of hyper car by December 2014 is pretty impressive. Considering that's more than La ferrari and mclaren P1 combined. Now what is much greater of a concern for everyone here is that Jaguar marketing are paying you well to infiltrate the opinions of open car debate.

Andrew 61 17 December 2014

Jag missing a trick ?.

They need to take a leaf from Astons book and call this an all new model, with production run of 1
Vertigo 16 December 2014

X75 development

With any luck, they might take another crack at the X75 project nearer the end of the decade, using gas turbines as in the original concept. I remember them saying that the technology wouldn't be viable until around 2018. As you say Gigglebug, the big-manufacturer hypercars are sold out now, so there'll be a steadily widening gap in that market over the next few years.

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