In a surprise move, reports are emerging that the Jaguar C-X75 supercar will feature prominently in the upcoming James Bond movie, “Spectre.”
Building off our “Good to be Bad” campaign of British supervillains, the so-good-it-hurts Jaguar will be used by the film’s villain, whomever that might be.
As you can tell from the images, the C-X75 is nice. Like, Porsche 918 Spyder nice. The reason sometimes-crazy director Sam Mendes went with Jaguar instead of Porsche is a mystery; Mendes is a bit touched in the head.
This will also be the first time in the Daniel Craig-era of Bond that the villain has a car of his or her own. Bond always gets his Aston Martin, and this time will be no exception—10 versions of his DB10 have already been delivered for the film’s use.
Observers might have noticed that Judy Dench’s ride in previous Bond film “Skyfall” was an XJ sedan. The C-X75 is not a production model, but a number of its features were instrumental in composing the look of the F-Type. See those taillights? You have the C-X75 to thank for those.
“Spectre” seems to be placing a high level of importance on ultra-modern cars. In Skyfall, Daniel Craig’s Bond spent most of his driving time in a 1965 Aston Martin DB5. Hardly cutting edge. For some reason, Skyfall was obsessed with making all things old: his gun was old; his radio was old; even Bond himself, the movie delighted in shouting—old.
All of that is getting swept away, we hope, in Spectre. In “Quantum of Solace” we had to be content with a bunch of goon-filled, lame-donkey Alfa Romeos. Here’s hoping that Christoph Waltz, or ideally Monica Bellucci, will deliver the chase scene that the 800-horsepower Jaguar C-X75 deserves.
Spectre opens in theaters November 6, 2015.