James Bond is getting a limited-edition Aston Martin for the upcoming SPECTRE, but the bad guys may get something even better: the Jaguar C-X75 Concept.
Autocar reports that the holy crap why don't they just build it coolest concept car in years Jaguar is going to star in the next Bond movie as the villain's car.
The key difference is that the C-X75's hybrid drivetrain is gone. The concept, of course, had a supercharged and turbocharged 1.6-liter engine with additional plug-in hybrid drive for a total of 850 horsepower. At least that's what Jaguar's press office claimed.
In any case, the fairy dust PHEV concept drivetrain got torn out in favor of the company's standard 500 horsepower supercharged 5.0 liter V8, which does sound badass.
Beyond James Bond points out that Jaguar has neither confirmed nor denied Autocar's report, though the role does make sense for the company. They are in the midst of a 'good to be bad' ad campaign, and there's no better bad guy role than being a Bond villain.
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