James Bond Villain Scores a Jaguar C-X75 for 'Spectre' Car Chase

Feb 09, 2015 11:08 AM EST | Jordan Ecarma


James Bond fans and car enthusiasts already looking forward to seeing the British spy drive an Aston Martin DB10 in his latest adventure can get even more excited: The villain in "Spectre" will reportedly be cruising in a Jaguar C-X75 that runs on a supercharged V-8 engine.

Driven by the main bad guy in "Spectre," the supercar will challenge Bond's driving skills as the two engage in a high-speed car chase through Rome. Along with the DB10 and the Jag, the film slated for a November release will feature two modified Land Rovers--a Land Rover Defender and a Range Rover Sport SVR that will be vital parts of scenes shot in Austria.

Jaguar Land Rover's high-performance division has fitted the modified Rovers with with huge "37-inch off-road tires, bespoke suspension systems and enhanced body protection to deal with the rigorous requirements for the film," according to Auto Express.

Rather than the hybrid powertrain in the original concept, the Jaguar C-X75 co-starring in "Spectre" is believed to feature the F-Type coupe's 5-liter supercharged V-8 engine.  

The limited-edition Aston Martin DB10 that Daniel Craig's Bond will drive builds on a 50-year partnership between Aston Martin and the film franchise. Only 10 of the special DB10 model will be built, according to Bloomberg News.  

"In the same year that we celebrate our 50-year relationship with 007, it seems doubly fitting that today we unveiled this wonderful new sports car created especially for James Bond," Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said in a statement.

"To be partnering once again with EON Productions is great news for this company and for everyone around the world that loves to see Bond at the wheel of an Aston Martin."

The title of the latest film in the spy franchise evokes classic Bond movies since SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) is an evil organization from the original novels by Ian Fleming, Entertainment Weekly reported.

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