Just a few days after the Spectre name and the bespoke 2015 Aston Martin DB10 for the 24th James Bond were unveiled, it’s being reported that a total of nine cars specifically prepared for the movie have been stolen. According to German outlets, all of the cars were stolen from the Land Rover Training Center near Dusseldorf, Germany.

Of the nine cars stolen, which combined have an estimated value of €800,000 ($985,700 as of 12/08/2014), five of them were Range Rover Sport models customized for the upcoming James Bond Spectre film, set to premier on November 6th, 2015. German website Wirtschafts Woche has reported that the the stolen vehicles were last seen while being prepared for transportation on a movie set located somewhere in the Alps.

The vehicles went missing after than moment with German police claiming they can’t find any trace to the whereabouts of any of the nine cars. As a result, filming has been put on hold until new vehicles are customized for the new action flick featuring Agent 007.

Click past the jump to read more about the Spectre 007 movie cars.

Why it matters

Well, it seems as if Mr. Bond has quite a mystery on his hands before Spectre is projected to hit the big screen. It takes a massive effort to make nine vehicles disappear without a trace, and if I didn’t know any better, I’d say it’s the work of Harry Houdini himself. Stranger things have happened though, and at the end of the day what matters is the filming has been put on hold. Hopefully, Spectre won’t see any delays and that gorgeous DB10 makes it to the silver screen on time.

Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport High Resolution Exterior
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Much like Aston Martin, Land Rover has provided the James Bond franchise with several vehicles throughout the decades. The Range Rover Sport is among the latest and most innovative SUVs to come from Britain, sporting an aluminum architecture that helps save an amazing 925 pounds. Launched for the 2014 model year, the Range Rover Sport is available with a range of gasoline and diesel engines, the most powerful of which is JLR’s tried-and-true, supercharged, 5.0-liter V-8. The eight-banger delivers 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque, enabling the SUV to charge from 0 to 60 mph in less than five seconds. U.S. pricing for the Range Rover Sport starts from $63,350.

Source: Wirtschafts Woche

Ciprian Florea
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Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read More
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