Jaguar Land Rover Bond Cars Get a Global Reveal
Special Vehicle Operations Created Custom Cast of Characters for “SPECTRE”
At an event at the luxurious Thurn und Taxis in Frankfurt, Germany, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) revealed the lineup of SUVs and sports cars that will make an appearance later this year in the 24th James Bond film, called SPECTRE.
Special Vehicle Operations’ piece de resistance for Bond 24 has to be the unique Land Rover Defender design the company supplied. The specially prepared “Bigfoot” Defenders came packed with massive 37-inch tires mounted on beadlock wheels, and the double-cab pickup bodywork was suitably armored for duty as a Bond vehicle (his cars do seem to run into bullets, don’t they?). It’s not clear if the Defenders used are James Bond’s, but we doubt it, given their menacing, all-black bodywork.
Sinister describes the Range Rover Sport SVR used in the film as well. Aside from a blindingly bright LED lightbar mounted just above the windshield header, the SVR comes with paint and window tint that take their inspiration from Sharpie markers, and the alloy wheels are done up to match. The knobby snow tires look a little out of place on a Nürburgring-rated SUV, but there’s no denying the aberration looks cool.
Elsewhere in the JLR’s SPECTRE stable is the ultimate villain car, a pumpkin-orange Jaguar C-X75. The concept supercar is used by one of Bond’s foes, set against his cool-silver Aston Martin DB10 concept in a most delightful car chase we can’t wait to watch unfold.
Still, as much as we might like to explore the C-X75’s on-road performance envelope, it’s that Bigfoot Defender that’s going to keep us up at night.
Source: Jaguar Land Rover