LONDON, England - Jaguar Land Rover has announced which of its vehicles will feature in 'SPECTRE’, the 24th and newest James Bond adventure.
ICONIC VEHICLES FOR BOND: Three vehicles will feature prominently in James Bond’s new movie – the C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVR and Defender ‘Big Foot’. Image: Newspress / Jaguar Land Rover
Which ones? The C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVR and Defender ‘Big Foot’, all prepared by Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations.
The C-X75 will feature in a spectacular car chase sequence through Rome alongside Bond’s Aston Martin DB10. The C-X75 vehicles used in filming have been built in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering in Oxfordshire, England.
Scenes including the heavily modified versions of the Land Rover Defender and Range Rover Sport SVR have already been filmed in Austria.
The SVR is the fastest and most powerful Land Rover yet.
The Big Foot units were constructed by Special Operations with huge 37” off-road tyres to tackle the extreme terrain. They also feature bespoke suspension systems and enhanced body protection.
John Edwards, MD of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, said: "This is an exciting partnership for Jaguar Land Rover and an opportunity to demonstrate the fantastic capabilities of the Special Operations team.’’
Jaguars and Land Rovers have been involved in a succession of Bond films. Most recently, in 2012, the rugged Defender 110 Double Cab Pick Up was driven by field agent Eve Moneypenny in the opening sequence of ‘SKYFALL’.
About Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations…
Jaguar Land Rover's Special Operations team focuses on delivering halo vehicles, bespoke commissions, heritage products and branded goods.
It has the responsibility of creating a range of high-performance production models for Jaguar and Land Rover, vehicle personalisation products and low-volume, high-value limited-edition models for each brand.
…and about ‘SPECTRE’ – what’s the plot?
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a mission to uncover a sinister organisation. Back in the Thames-side office, M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive while Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind ‘SPECTRE’.
FLASH, RUGGED FOR BOND: The Range Rover Sport SVR, the C-X75 and Defender ‘Big Foot’is James Bond's vehicles in his new movie. Image: Newspress / Jaguar Land Rover