Jaguar C-X75 Prototype From James Bond Flick Shakes and Stirs
This rare concept car was used as a stunt car in the 007 film Spectre, and is one of only a handful ever produced.
When Jaguar partnered with Formula One team Williams F1 to create a car, we knew it was going to be something truly remarkable. The result was the C-X75 concept car. The supercar was a hybrid like no other. It made its debut at the 2010 Paris Auto Show to the sound of jaws dropping everywhere. Jaguar ultimately decided not to put the C-X75 into production, choosing instead to focus on more earthbound hybrid vehicles.
Only five C-X75s were produced. A few, such as this model, were used as stunt cars in the 2015 James Bond film Spectre. And if you’ve got the deep pockets necessary, it is currently for sale at U.K.-based Kaaimans International.
At its debut in 2010, Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar’s Global Brand Director, said: “The C-X75 received an incredible reception as a concept car. No other vehicle will better signify Jaguar’s renewed confidence and excellence in technological innovation.”
To say this is rare is an understatement. This model is chassis number 001. In the film the car was a burnt orange color, but now it sports a sleek and sharp Hybrid Blue exterior color.
Onscreen, the Jaguar was driven by the bad guy. The Jaguar takes the Aston Martin-driving spy through an epic chase on the streets of Rome.
Under the hood there is a twin-charged inline four-cylinder. That is to say that it is both supercharged and turbocharged. Damn. It produces a beastly 778 hp.
The interior needs a little work, as it was modified for the film. No word on if he has a working rocket launcher.
Of course, all this exclusivity doesn’t come cheap. The price is not listed. As they say, if you gotta ask, chances are you can’t afford it.
The sexy supercar is a remarkable piece of automotive history. If you’re in the market, you can check it out at the Kaaimans website.
And if you’d like to see it in action, check out this clip from Spectre.
Photos: Kaaimans International