Jaguar C-X75 Will Star as a Villain’s Car in the Next Bond Film
If you haven’t been living under a rock, you are probably aware that the a new James Bond film has been announced and it is called Spectre. With this announcement, Aston Martin revealed that 007 would be rolling around in an all-new car called the 2015 DB10. Jaguar has now jumped into the news with this piece from Autocar saying that Jag’s hybrid supercar concept, the C-X75, will be the machine of choice for the villain in the upcoming film.
Autocar is saying that for production purposes the turbine-powered hybrid system will be dropped in favor of the companies supercharged, 5.0-liter, V-8 engine that they will borrow from the F-Type. With Jaguar currently pushing its “Good to be Bad” campaign with some of Hollywood’s biggest British baddies, this seems to tie in nicely.
Jaguar has been contacted but will not confirm nor deny that the C-X75 will be featured in the upcoming film. If Bond is going around in the Aston Martin with the bad guy piloting a C-X75, it gets my hopes up that there will be some really great chase scenes in the upcoming film. In my opinion the Daniel Craig Bond movies have been sorely lacking in excessive chase-scene footage.
With every morsel that sneaks about this new film I get more and more excited.
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Why it matters
Every Bond movie is a spectacle of action, class and danger. Jaguar has been making major strides in the marketplace in the last few years, and having a prominent role in a huge Hollywood blockbuster film will only help to increase brand awareness and sales. With its current marketing campaign of “Good to be Bad,” the movie cameo will tie in on multiple levels.
Jaguar may not have produced the stunning mid-engine concept car, but at least it will still get its time in the limelight. Who knows, maybe this will provide enough positive feedback and push that Jaguar may actually considering building a production version of C-X75 again.
The C-X75 was a concept car created by Jaguar to celebrate its 75th birthday. It was a range-extended electric car like the Chevrolet Volt. Except unlike the Volt, the C-X75 employed a pair of small natural gas jet-turbines to provide generator power. This is what the future looks like, friends. Jet powered hybrid supercars. Sadly thanks to its incredibly futuristic drivetrain and a host of financial considerations, the C-X75 was never built.