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Exclusive Bond car from Jaguar under the hammer

2019-10-31T14:45:56.950Z

RM Sotheby's auction house will auction a rare Jaguar C-X75 next month in Abu Dhabi. It is one of the four copies specially built for the James Bond film Specter. The car could be seen in the scene with the chase through the streets of Rome.



RM Sotheby's auction house will auction a rare Jaguar C-X75 next month in Abu Dhabi. It is one of the four copies specially built for the James Bond film Specter . The car could be seen in the scene with the chase through the streets of Rome.

The Jaguar C-X75 was built in 2015 by Williams Advanced Engineering. The last one to drive it was former Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa in 2015. He was driving the car during a demonstration on the eve of the Grand Prix of Mexico when he was still in Williams service.

The C-X75 was first shown at the Paris Motor Show in 2010, then with a special powertrain consisting of diesel-fired gas turbines that supplied a battery pack with power. The global economic downturn marked the end of the production plans with the model.

The producers of the Bond film Specter offered a helping hand, after which four copies were still built together with Williams. Due to the demanding stunt work, a conventional V8 petrol engine was chosen for the drive.

The auction item was the so-called pod car, where the stunt driver controls the car from a construction on the roof so that the actor, in this case Dave Bautista in the role of Mr. Hinx could concentrate on acting. As a result, according to the auction house, this copy was somewhat spared during filming.

After the filming and demonstration in Mexico, the Jaguar went back to Williams for complete engine maintenance and a new clutch. RM Sotheby's is counting on an amount of at least 718,000 euros.

Source: nunl

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