James Bond has a new film coming out in the near-future and it’s pretty apparent Jaguar-Land Rover has a huge influence on the feature since both brands have been supplying new vehicles for the stunts, which makes total sense since Britain loves perpetuating its own national pride.
While James Bond is driving an Aston Martin as by tradition–the bespoke DB10 to be exact–Jaguar and Land Rover still show up to the party as well. For instance in Skyfall, the Moneypenny and Bond ride around in a Defender 110 for the opening scene, while M continues to be chauffeured in a Jaguar XJ L Supercharged instead of the Daimler DS420 from Tomorrow Never Dies.
But to keep us in the know for what’s being used in film for carnage, J-LR confirmed the appearance of supporting roles with the Range Rover Sport SVR, some rigged-up Defenders, and of course, there’s the Jaguar C-X75 Concept, driven by the villain.
The production however has not missed out on its fair share of problems as some thieves once gained access to some of these cars from the sets. But either way, they’re back on track.
Check out the press release below.
JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH SPECTRE, THE 24TH JAMES BOND ADVENTURE
– Continuing Jaguar Land Rover’s successful involvement with the Bond franchise, Jaguar C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVRandLand Rover Defender Big Foot to feature in new James Bond movie, SPECTRE
– C-X75 concept vehicles will form part of spectacular chase scene in Rome
Monday 9 Feb 2015 12:01 GMT: Jaguar Land Rover has announced its line-up of vehicles set to feature in SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. These will include the Jaguar C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVR and Defender Big Foot, which have been provided by Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations.
The Jaguar C-X75 will feature in a spectacular car chase sequence through Rome alongside the Aston Martin DB10. The C-X75 vehicles used in filming have been built in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering facility in Oxfordshire, England.
Scenes including the heavily modified versions of Land Rover Defender & Range Rover Sport SVR have already been filmed in Austria. The Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest and most powerful Land Rover ever. The highly capable Big Foots were constructed by Special Operations with huge 37-inch diameter off-road tyres to tackle the extreme terrain. They also feature bespoke suspension systems and enhanced body protection.
Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, 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.”
Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles 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 to SKYFALL.