The Jaguar C-X75, seen in the last James Bond during a chase on the streets of Rome, will soon be auctioned at Sotheby's.
The auction house Sotheby's intends to soon put on sale the Jaguar C-X75 supercar, the racing car of the main enemy of James Bond in the last film of the saga: Specter.
Unveiled as a concept in 2010 at the Paris Motor Show, the C-X75 quickly became a success and Jaguar planned to make 250 copies. However, the model fell victim to the economic problems of the British manufacturer and only five vehicles were produced before the program was stopped in 2012.
Two years later, the producers of Specter ordered Jaguar six new cars including four specifically for the chase in the streets of Rome. However, filming the sequence in which the Jaguar is trying to catch up with James Bond's Aston Martin required significant deviations from the vehicle's original design. Thus, the cars had to roll on the sidewalks and accelerate along the banks of the Tiber, which required a construction much more robust than a series car. This is one of those four vehicles that will be sold.
Our Focus this week is the Jaguar C-X75, Hinx (Dave Bautista) 's which duels with Bond (Daniel Craig)' s Aston Martin DB10 on the streets of Rome in SPECTER (2015). For more, speed over to (link to https://t.co/HmUwFKUw3U) pic.twitter.com/s4EkoEjF38
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The villain's Jaguar was equipped with a limited-slip differential and a hydraulic handbrake on the center console, to facilitate skidding and perform the Spectrum film cascades in 2015.
Sotheby's says on its website that this movie car, the most brutal expression of the C-X75, has recently been maintained and has a new clutch, while the interior remained unfinished, without panels or coverings, but always equipped with Recaro sports seats, hydraulic handbrake and a multitude of buttons on the dashboard.