Jaguar C-X75 Supercar to Live on as Bond Villain in 'Spectre'
Back in 2010, the world was awe-struck with the glory that was the C-X75 supercar concept. Silly name aside, the car was absolutely dazzling and packed a huge punch. A 778-horsepower punch, coming from a hybrid electric drivetrain powering all four wheels. It was the hybrid hypercar well before McLaren, Ferrari, or Porsche debuted their respective cars. Unfortunately, the company cancelled the project in 2012 due to the ongoing economic crisis. Even though the project was shelved, Jaguar did produce five examples of the hybrid hypercar. Three were sold at auction to private buyers, one went to the Jaguar Special Operations Department, and the last would be kept alive as a running car for demonstrations. Demonstrations for what is uncertain, but now it looks as if the car is getting a second life … as a Bond villain. RELATED: See More of the Jaguar C-X75 Concept
Set to begin filming this year, SPECTRE, the latest Bond movie will feature the C-X75 as the principle choice of car for the movie's villain. While the stunning body will remain, the hybrid powertrain is rumored to have been ripped out in favor of something a bit more sinister— the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 from the F-Type R Coupe.
While it’s sad to see the quite lovely sounding hybrid go, using the F-Type’s engine, and a Jaguar in general, more profoundly meshes with the company’s “It’s Good to be Bad” ad campaign. Additionally, the sound of that engine will be ridiculous. We can’t wait to see it going up against Bond’s DB10 very soon.
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