Here’s Your First Look at the New James Bond Villain’s Amazing Jaguar

James Bond may be contractually obligated to drive an Aston Martin, but in SPECTRE David Bautista’s Hinx pursues 007 in a Jaguar C-X75 concept car.

When Jaguar introduced the C-X75 concept car at the Paris Motor Show in 2010, the plan was for it to become a technological showpiece for the company, using advanced internal combustion and hybrid-electric drive systems to deliver a Porsche 918-like experience years ahead of Stuttgart.

Financial realities intruded and the program was canceled. But the C-X75 lives again, revived as the pursuit car for Bond villain Hinx in the new movie SPECTRE. The C-X75 has worn the passage of time well and looks every bit the worthy challenger to Bond’s modified Aston Martin.

Befitting the car’s rebirth, Jaguar hosted a lavish coming-out bash the night after the opening of the Frankfurt Motor Show’s press day, with Hinx actor David Bautista and Moneypenny’s Naomie Harris on hand to meet and greet. Dry-iced champagne flowed freely and British singer John Newman performed for the crowd.

Jaguar dominated Frankfurt’s social scene at this year’s show, as the SPECTRE party followed the company’s loop-the-loop stunt the night before that debuted its new F-Pace crossover SUV.

SPECTRE is slated to hit theaters on October 26th in the UK and November 6th worldwide.

Photos by Jaguar Cars