If you’ve seen the recent Bond instalment Spectre, there’s no way you’ll miss the car chase scene involving two ultra-rare supercars, one of it being the Jaguar C-X75. The Brit-built hybrid supercar recently made its first ever public debut in London at the 800th Lord Mayor’s Show.
The bespoke concept car was conceived by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering, and the lucky person who got behind the wheel for this 3 kilometre parade is none other than Spectre’s stunt driver Martin Ivanov. He later highlighted that driving it during filming in Rome was truly memorable, and he was beyond excited to see the public’s reactions.
Accompanying the Jaguar C-X75 were the new XE, F-Type and two bespoke Range Rovers. The appearance marks the start of Jaguar Land Rover’s partnership with HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy’s future aircraft carrier and flagship.
Captain Simon Petitt, Senior Naval Officer of the Royal Navy’s future flagship, which is being built at Rosyth in Scotland, said: “I am delighted that Jaguar Land Rover is supporting HMS Queen Elizabeth and I look forward to a long and fruitful association.”
HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carriers will be the biggest and most powerful warships ever constructed for the Royal Navy. They will be utilised by all three sectors of the UK Armed Forces and will provide eight acres of sovereign territory which can be deployed around the world. Both ships will be versatile enough to be used for operations ranging from supporting war efforts to providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief.