Jaguar Land Rover announces role in new Bond film

Jaguar Land Rover has officially announced a line-up of vehicles which are set to feature in the 24th James Bond film, SPECTRE, which is set to be released in November.

Confirming earlier reports, the company has announced that the Jaguar C-X75 will be making an appearance, alongside the Range Rover Sport SVR and the Land Rover Defender Big Foot.

Each vehicle has been provided to the film’s producers courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations division, which is responsible for all of the high-end models in the marque’s range.

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.’’

Daniel Craig’s fourth outing as superspy 007 will see Bond investigate the sinister organisations SPECTRE, which has been a mainstay of Bond lore after first appearing in 1961’s Thunderball.

JLR vehicles have already hit the roads of Austria

According to Jaguar Land Rover, scenes for the film featuring the Defender Big Foot and Range Rover Sport SVR, the fastest and most powerful Land Rover ever, have already been filmed in Austria.

The Defender Big Foots, on the other hand, were constructed by Special Operations with massive 37-inch off-road tyres to tackle extreme terrain, plus custom suspension and enhanced body cladding.

This will mark the second appearance of the Defender in recent Bond films, after the Defender 100 Double Cab Pick Up was featured in the opening scene of the previous instalment, Skyfall.

Jaguar’s breathtaking C-X75 hypercar has also officially been confirmed to appear, and will feature in a spectacular car chase sequence through Rome, facing off against Bond’s new Aston Martin DB10.

It had been heavily rumoured that the C-X75 would be appearing in the film and, if reports are to be believed, it will serve as the car of choice for Christoph Waltz’s villainous character Franz Oberhauer.

Several C-X75 vehicles will be used during filming, and have been built by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations division, in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering in Oxfordshire.

First unveiled in 2011, the 850bhp C-X75 was developed alongside the Williams Formula One team, but shelved at the last minute due to the effects of the global financial crisis.

Powered by a 1.6-litre supercharged petrol engine in conjunction with two powerful electric motors, Jaguar claimed that it could do 0-62mph in three seconds, with a top speed of at least 200mph.