Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, renowned for premium all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques.
Jaguar Land Rover presented a line-up of vehicles to feature in Spectre which were built and customised by Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations. A number of Land Rover Defenders and Range Rover Sport SVRs appeared in the snowy aeroplane-car chase scene filmed in Sölden, while the Jaguar C-X75 featured in a spectacular car chase sequence through Rome alongside the Aston Martin DB10.
Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles have been involved in a succession of James Bond films. In 2012, the rugged Defender 110 Double Cab Pick Up was driven by field agent Eve Moneypenny in the opening sequence to Skyfall.
Notably for Jaguar, lead Villain Zao; was armed with a customised XKR in Die Another Day for a head-to-head battle with Bond in an Aston Martin Vanquish. The Jaguar XKR was fitted with a number of villainous weapons including a Gatling gun, a thermal imaging system, mortar bombs, rockets in the grille, ramming spikes and miniature missiles hidden in the doors.