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Jaguar Land Rover: licensed to thrill

Cars from Jaguar Land Rover have been given starring roles in the upcoming James Bond movie.

A Jaguar C-X75 concept, plus a Range Rover Sport SVR and Land Rover Defender Big Foot will all feature in SPECTRE, the 24th movie in the Bond franchise.

The Jaguar C-X75 will star in a spectacular car chase sequence through Rome with an Aston Martin DB10 driven by James Bond actor Daniel Craig.

James Bond's Aston Martin DB10

All the Jaguar Land Rover vehicles for SPECTRE have been supplied by the company’s Special Operations division, though the C-X75  has been built in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering in Oxfordshire.

Heavily modified versions of Land Rover Defender and Range Rover Sport SVR have already featured in scenes filmed in Austria.

The Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest and most powerful Land Rover ever. The 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.

“This is an exciting partnership for Jaguar Land Rover and an opportunity to demonstrate the fantastic capabilities of the Special Operations team,” said Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, John Edwards.

Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles have been involved in a succession of Bond films. Most recently, in 2012, the Defender 110 Double Cab Pick Up was driven by field agent Eve Moneypenny in the opening sequence to Skyfall.

About Gareth Herincx

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