BOND CARS: Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) and David Bautista (Hinx) will feature in the new James Bond film, Spectre. Image: Newspress
Pretoria - Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) debuted its vehicles appearing in the new James Bond movie, 'Spectre', at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show. The vehicles include the Jaguar C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVR and iconic Land Rover Defender.
Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) and David Bautista (Hinx) were guests at the glamorous event showcasing special stunt vehicles used in the latest installment of the James Bond series, to be released globally in October 2016.
'Spectre', the 24th James Bond film, sees the Jaguar C-X75 drive through the moonlit streets of Rome in one of the movie’s high-speed chase scenes. The C-X75 supercar, the most advanced Jaguar yet, was provided by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO).
Specially modified Defenders and the SVR, the fastest Land Rover yet, also star in major action sequences shot in Austria.
Gallery: JLR's cars of Spectre
Defenders were constructed by the JLR Special Operations division with
huge 37" off-road tyres and enhanced body protection to tackle the
challenging terrain of the snow-covered mountain roads used for filming.
'Beautiful beast of a car'
Bautista said: “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. It truly is a beautiful beast of a car that will go down in movie history.”
Naomie Harris, who plays Moneypenny, said: “I made my Bond debut in the Defender, and I have so many fond memories shooting that sequence in Istanbul. It’s such a special franchise to be a part of, and I’m thrilled to be here in Frankfurt with the Jaguar Land Rover team."
John Edwards, managing director of JLR Special Operations, 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’s an incredible opportunity to showcase production and concept cars alike and we look forward to continuing this relationship well into the future.”
Fans around the world will be treated to a host of exclusive 'Spectre' content on Jaguar and Land Rover’s social channels and new websites, including special access to unseen footage and interviews with the design, SVO and stunt teams as well as a stunning 360o dynamic walk-around of the Jaguar C-X75.
Built by JLR's special vehicle operations team, this Defender (below) will feature in the latest Bond film, due for release in October.
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