This Rare Jaguar Supercar Driven By a Bond Villain in 'Spectre' Is Now For Sale

A Formula 1 team engineered the one-of-a-kind Jag to aggressively drift on the cobbled streets of Rome.
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RM Sotheby's is auctioning off one of four Jaguar C-X75 stunt cars featured in a jaw-dropping Spectre chase scene. 

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James Bond superfans will recognize the gorgeous exotic as the vehicle piloted by Dave Bautista's villainous assassin, Mr. Hinx, during his adrenaline-pumping pursuit of 007 and his Aston Martin DB10 through the cobbled streets of Rome.

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Outside of the Bond universe, the C-X75 is incredibly rare. It first debuted in 2010 as a gas turbine-powered all-wheel drive hybrid before the powertrain was modified to run a four-cylinder. Only five examples were built before the program was cancelled in 2012. 

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But for the 24th Bond installment, producers commissioned Formula 1 team Williams Advanced Engineering to build four World Rally Championship-spec C-X75s. Numerous modifications were made, beginning with the addition of a steel tubular sub-frame and an extra-travel suspension designed handle steep embankments and drive on sidewalk pavement at speed. 

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Williams swapped out the hybrid platform for the Jag F-Type's 492-horsepower V8 and a Ricardo short-travel six-speed transmission, according to Robb Report. The all-wheel drive architecture was also converted to rear-wheel drive, making it easier to initiate burnouts and drifts. 

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One of the four stunt cars was even made fireproof to film Mr. Hinx's demise at the means of Bond's rear-mounted flamethrower. However, this C-X75—chassis no. 24001—was the first of four and served as a "pod car."

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RM Sotheby's has further details: 

Chassis no. 24001 is the first of the four stunt cars built and served as a ‘pod car’. In order for the actors to focus on their reactions and facial close-ups, driving duties for such shots were relegated to a secondary pilot who sat in a pod mounted on the roof.

Because it served in this capacity, this stunt C-X75 endured far less brutal driving than the other three stunt cars, though all of them survived the shoot, a tribute to Williams’s build quality.

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After Spectre wrapped, Williams did a full rebuild of the V8 and refitted parts as needed. The interior is still equipped for stunt driving with Recaro sport seats, the hydraulic handbrake, a host of race-car-style dash buttons including a knob to adjust the AP Racing brakes, and a lack of any fine finishes or paneling. 

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The 2015 Jaguar C-X75 "Spectre" is expected to fetch between $800,000 and $1.2 million at RM Sotheby's Abu Dhabi auction at the end of the month. Considering that the Goldeneye Aston DB5 bested its pre-auction $2 million estimate when it sold for $2.6 million last year, don't be surprised if this baddie's Jag does the same.