Despite sounding very promising in making it to the production lines, Jaguar never gave the green light to their C-X75, sending the 850bhp hybrid supercar project to its grave. But that does not mean that we will not be seeing any more of this unique supercar in the future as it was just reported that the C-X75 will make an appearance alongside the Aston Martin DB10 in Bond’s new movie Spectre.
To undertake its new task as a star in the film, the C-X75 was given a couple of modifications to make it suitable for filming use. As reported by Autocar, the car will be fitted with a supercharged Jaguar 5.0-liter V8 engine instead of its hybrid powertrain.
And in line with Jaguar’s “Good to be Bad” campaign, it is not a surprise that the C-X75 will be driven by the villain in the upcoming movie. It is not the first time that a Jaguar was driven by Bond’s nemesis as both the XJ8 and XJR were used in Casino Royale, while the XKR made an appearance in Die Another Day.
As a quick recap, the Jaguar C-X75 was unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and immediately caught the attention of the visitors with its unique design and the hybrid powertrain that produces a combined output of 780-horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque. With plans to build about 250 examples, the project was axed by Jaguar during the global economic crisis in late 2012.