LAND ROVER ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH SPECTRE: THE 24TH JAMES BOND ADVENTURE
Like I needed another reason to see Spectre opening day. Jaguar Land Rover has announced its line-up of vehicles set to be feature in Spectre, the 24th James Bond adventure, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment. The film will include the Jaguar C-X75 concept vehicle, Range Rover Sport SVR and the Defender, which have been provided by Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations.
The Jaguar C-X75 will be featured in a spectacular car chase sequence through Rome alongside the Aston Martin DB10. The C-X75 vehicles have been built in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering facility in Oxfordshire, England.
Scenes including the heavily modified Land Rover Defender and the Range Rover Sport SVR have already been filmed in Austria. The Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest and the most powerful Land Rover vehicle ever. The highly capable Defender vehicles were constructed by the Special Operations division with huge 37-inch diameter off-road tires to tackle the extreme terrain. They also feature custom suspension 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.