BLOG: Jaguar Land Rover SVO Stars Steal SPECTRE Show

Last night (opening night!) we went to see the new 007 movie, SPECTRE premier... and what a great boost to brand Bond the new Sam Mendes film is (ignoring Sam Smith's soprano Bond theme and below par credits).
Sets, stunts, snow, sex and style... it's got the 007 lot, including the obligatory aspirational Bond cars, naturally.
On the run up to the film, all the fuss & focus seemed to be on Aston Martin's DB10, which was specially made for the film and is unreal and jaw-dropingly stunning (although is still outshone by the original DB5, who has yet another chapter to write and a a special role in the film). Pretty sure Bond would have enjoyed his drive from central London to central Rome too (not that we get to see this, of course!). 
But, for us... it's the Jaguar Land Rover team who win the war of the Bond cars... despite being driven by the baddies! I know! Heresy.  
The moon-lit cobbled streets of Rome provide the backdrop for the film's amazing main car chase sequence: Daniel Craig's aluminium brushed silver Aston Martin 007 DB10 Vs the beast "Hinx" David Bautista's burned orange Jaguar C-X75. It's fast, fun and freaking fabulous. 
And coming as a great surprise for us (and many around us in the cinema), the burbling, tail-sliding, eventually fire-lit Jag steals the show. 
And it's clearly quicker too... either that or 007 is losing his touch behind the wheel, or Hinx has the driving talent of our man Tim Schrick.

Actor David Bautista said: “To have the opportunity to be a part of an iconic chase scene in a Bond movie and to drive the C-X75 supercar was like a dream come true for me. It truly is a beautiful beast of a car that will go down in movie history.”
The C-X75 supercar, named the most advanced Jaguar ever created, was provided by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) in collaboration with development partner Williams Advanced Engineering headquarters in Oxfordshire, England. SVO was created in June 2014 to focus on meeting the increasing expectations of today’s most discerning and enthusiastic Jaguar and Land Rover customers. Working on the development of high performance versions of existing models, luxury bespoke commissions and limited run collector editions, it represents the very pinnacle of the two iconic brands.  
Later on in the film, two SVO-created specially modified Land Rover Defenders and the fastest, most powerful Land Rover ever, the Range Rover Sport SVR star in major action sequences shot in the ski resorts of Austria. 
The Defenders look immense – featuring huge 37-inch diameter off-road tyres and enhanced body protection to tackle the challenging terrain of the snow-covered mountain roads used for filming.
And the moody all-black Range Rover Sport SVR – again driven with big bad baddie David Bautista inside – is absolutely awesome.
The foxy, intelligent Naomie Harris, who reprises the role of Moneypenny in SPECTRE said: “I made my Bond debut in the Defender, and I have so many fond memories shooting that sequence in Turkey. It’s such a special franchise to be a part of, and I’m thrilled to be here in Frankfurt with the Jaguar Land Rover team.”
Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, John Edwards, said: “For Jaguar Land Rover to once again be a part of the iconic vehicle line ups in one of the most celebrated film franchises in the world represents a proud moment for us. It’s an incredible opportunity to showcase production and concept cars alike and we look forward to continuing this relationship well into the future.”
If you like us, loved the the JLR cars in SPECTRE, check out their social media channels, for a whole host of exclusive behind the scenes SPECTRE content on Jaguar – including special access to unseen footage and interviews with the design, SVO and stunt teams as well as a stunning 360 dynamic walk-around of the Jaguar C-X75.
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SPECTRE is in cinemas worldwide throughout October and on – and we urge you to go and enjoy it. Especially the Jag... 


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