Rare Jaguar C-X75 From Spectre Coming Up For Auction Next Month

Desirable supercars pop up at auctions all the time, but this one is a bit more special than most, as it’s an ultra-rare Jaguar C-X75 from 007’s latest movie.

Originally unveiled as a concept in 2010, the C-X75 was an instant hit and Jaguar announced plans to build a production version in May of 2011. Development of the car was progressing nicely, but the model ultimately fell victim to the Great Recession. As a result, only five prototypes were made.

While it’s sad that the world never got to enjoy the XJ220 successor, the C-X75 did make at least one appearance as it was prominently featured in the 2015 Spectre film starring the world’s most famous secret agent. One of those stunts car is now being auctioned by RM Sotheby’s on November 30th.

Also Read: Jaguar Tells the Sad Tale Of The Axed C-X75 Supercar

This C-X75, chassis number 001, is powered by a V8 engine that produces 492 HP (367 kW / 499 PS). The model is also equipped with a limited-slip differential, AP Racing brakes and a “huge hydraulic handbrake.”

While it differs significantly from the proposed production version, the model was featured in a chase scene where Mr. Hinx (Dave Bautista) tries to catch up and kill James Bond (Daniel Craig) who is driving an Aston Martin DB10. The latter model is also worth mentioning, as it was created exclusively for Spectre and one of the 10 vehicles that were built sold for $3,139,969 (£2,434,500 / €2,817,715) in 2016.

Despite being rarer, the C-X75 is expected to fetch significantly less. According to RM Sotheby’s, the car has an auction estimate of between $800,000 – $1,200,000 (£620,320 – £930,480 / €717,928 – €1,076,916).

According to the auction house’s car specialist Will Smith, “Bond has long been synonymous with some of the world’s most incredible cars” and he is “often pursued by an equally impressive vehicle belonging to the film’s villain, and that’s exactly what we have in the Jaguar C-X75.” Smith went on to say “Not only did it make for one of the most intense and technologically advanced chase scenes in a Bond film to date, but it is a production Jaguar that never was, and built in partnership with Williams F1 no less.”

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  • Six_Tymes

    wow X 1000

  • Some ol’ bloke

    One of the nicest looking cars ever

  • Ben

    Jaguar should have put this in production. You don’t even need the turbines. A good supercharged V8 would do. It would have been a worthy successor to the XJ220.

    • lagunas3ca

      I suggest reading the article.

      • Eagle By Singer

        The actual C-X75 concept that was built 5 years prior to Spectre’s release had a turbine generator type thing that, inevitably, didn’t work, or at least was terrible.

        Now, if Jag had the same V8 they fitted for the movie C-X75 with a super charger to the initial concept, it could’ve at least have been more so considered to be produced, rather than being left and forgotten about.

      • Ben

        What did I miss?

      • db

        May I suggest you reread Ben’s post.

    • Benjamin B.

      Jaguar had a supercharged V8, but it wasn’t the 5L the movie cars used. But there were plenty of engines/power plants Jaguar could’ve used. Aston Martin could’ve lent a V12 as they were a part of Ford. Ford had a supercharged 5.4L V8 from the Ford GT, Ford F-150 SVT Lightning, and Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. That was when the Jaguar concept was unveiled. When then movie came out, the GT500’s engine increased to a supercharged 5.8L (about 662 HP connected to a solid live axle which was basically the same as the F-150). There was also the 6.2L NA pushrod V8 from the first generation F-150 SVT Raptor.

  • Stealth333

    Wow…I never even heard of this car until now and….wooo….it looks amazing!

  • Owen Hamilton

    Seeing as the car was built for a movie, is it road legal?

  • kachuks

    Sad to see such a beautiful design not go into production.

  • Benjamin B.

    Anyone going to comment about the auction house’s car specialist being called Will Smith?

  • Dude

    The best looking production concept to never reach production

  • IT’S BEAUTIFUL. GREAT COLOR TOO.

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