It’ll be a few months before fans can appraise how Spectre ranks in the canon of James Bond movies, but it’s already apparent that it will be near the top when it comes to cars.
The movie will include a car chase through Rome with two machines you literally won’t see anywhere else: the Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar C-X75.
The DB10 was designed specifically for Spectre, and won’t be offered for sale to the general public. In fact, just 10 examples will be built – just enough to satisfy the needs of the film’s production crew.
So while they may be among the rarest sports cars on the planet, the DB10s will not live an easy life. As the above video shows, they’ll take all of the abuse any other movie car is normally exposed to, including jumps, high-speed running through city streets and, probably, crashes.
It’s unlikely that all 10 examples of the DB10 will survive Spectre, making the handful that remain even rarer.
Every hero needs a credible villain, though, and in Spectre Daniel Craig’s 007 will match wits with Dave Bautista’s Mr. Hinx, who will drive a Jaguar C-X75. This isn’t just a limited-production car, it’s car that doesn’t even really exist.
The C-X75 first appeared as a concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show with a sophisticated hybrid powertrain that used small jet turbines to generate electricity. They were eventually replaced with a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder piston engine when Jaguar tried to put the C-X75 into production.
Despite calling on the services of Formula One team Williams, Jaguar wasn’t able to make that happen. But now it looks like the prototype cars Jag built will get new lives as movie stars. The cars you see on screen probably won’t have that hybrid powertrain, though.
Both of these cars are far from normal production models, so it will be a shame if any of them are destroyed. But those sacrifices should yield some great on-screen actions when Spectre opens in theaters this fall.
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