Capitalizing on a newfound tradition, Jaguar and Land Rover will be participating in “SPECTRE,” the 24th installment of the James Bond adventure series. Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles have been involved in a succession of Bond films, most recently in 2012 with the rugged Defender 110 Double Cab Pickup driven by Field Agent Eve Moneypenny in the opening sequence to SKYFALL.
In SPECTRE, the Jaguar C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVR and Land Rover Defender Big Foot will be featured, with the C-X75 involved in a spectacular chase scene with Bond’s Aston Martin DB10. The SVR and Big Foot were developed by Land Rover Special Operations, while the C-X75 was birthed in a collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering in Oxfordshire, England.
Scenes for SPECTRE including the heavily-modified Big Foots and SVR have already been filmed in Austria. Land Rover says the SVR is their fastest vehicle ever built. The capable Big Foots were constructed with huge 37-inch diameter off-road tires to tackle the extreme terrain. They also feature bespoke 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.”
For more rugged Land Rover goodness, check out our snowy, icy off-road review of the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport, broadcast in TFL4K from beautiful Iceland:
And for more hot Jaguars, take a peek at our 0-60 MPH review of the 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe:\