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The Cars Of 'Spectre'

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As the film's producers reveal more details, the cast list of cars set to star in the next James Bond film, 'Spectre,' is growing more and more interesting. While the lead is to be taken by the recently announced special Aston Martin DB10, supporting roles will be taken by the defunct Jaguar C-X75 and, rumour has it, James Bond will even get behind the wheel of a Fiat 500...

Jaguar's expensive 850bhp hybrid supercar project, the C-X75, is finally to see a bit of road, most likely at the hand of Spectre's villain, tying in ever so neatly with the firm's 'Good to be bad' publicity campaign. While the C-X75 project has been cancelled, work is ongoing to convert the car for use in the film, which includes swapping its hybrid powertrain for the company's existing 5.0 litre, supercharged V8.

While Jaguar has not directly confirmed reports that the otherwise defunct C-X75 is to embark upon an acting career, neither has it denied the rumours sweeping the media and particularly the automotive press. Apparently, official announcements will be forthcoming next year.

Bond villains have in the past expressed a preference for Jaguar, with the XJR and XJ8 both featuring in the Casino Royale of 2006, and 2002's Die Another Day starring an XKR as the transport of choice for villain, Zao, who uses it to take on James Bond across the ice in an Aston Martin Vanquish.

Aston Martin has been far less reticent about its role in Spectre, providing a DB10 for publicity purposes already and cheekily paraphrasing Jaguar's tagline on Twitter in the form 'Good to be Bond.' The DB10 was designed specially for the film at the instigation of director, Sam Mendes, who wanted to ensure a show stopping presence for Bond's ride. Apparently, the car will play an important part in Spectre, which could include some spectacular new gadgets. The DB10's predatory front grille sits lower than any Aston's nose yet for a sinister air, aping the darker side of James Bond in the most recent films.

While it is based upon a V8 Vantage, the car follows the DB nomenclature to solidify its position as a modern version of the famous DB5 and to further indicate the long standing relationship between the Bond films and the firm's DB series. Ten models are due to be produced for the film, of which most are likely to be destroyed during stunt filming. None is to be sold to the public.

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