Visitors to Autosport International this January will be able to get close to one of the cars from the 24th James Bond adventure SPECTRE. Two Jaguar C-X75s, driven on screen by villain Hinx (played by Dave Bautista), will be on display at the NEC, one of which will be in the Live Action Arena.
Specially-prepared for SPECTRE, the C-X75 was provided by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations in collaboration with development partner Williams Advanced Engineering.
A static car will join a host of Williams’ most significant Formula One cars at the Williams Martini Racing motorhome, situated next to the revamped Autosport Stage.
SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment, sees the Jaguar C-X75 driven by Hinx in one of the movie’s iconic high speed car chases. Two cars used in filming will be present at the NEC from 14-17 January. A demonstration of one of the specially-prepared stunt cars will take place in the Live Action Arena. A must see for any movie or car enthusiast.
The C-X75 for SPECTRE is just one of many high-profile projects that Williams Advanced Engineering has worked on and visitors to the show will be able to learn all about this exciting division and every other part of the Williams story.
The focal point will be a revamped Autosport Stage, which will feature the eight-metre-tall Williams Martini Racing motorhome constructed immediately next to it – with eight of Williams’ most historically-significant Formula One cars on show, including the FW18 which Damon Hill OBE drove to the 1996 Drivers’ Championship title. Hill will be present at Autosport International, celebrating the 20th anniversary of this victory. He will be joined by many other famous faces from Williams.
Mike O’Driscoll, CEO of Williams, said: “Collaborating with Jaguar on the project has been a great experience and is something the Williams Advanced Engineering team is extremely proud of. It shows just how incredibly diverse our skills are at Grove. It was fantastic to share the C-X75 with people all over the world in SPECTRE – but now we’re really excited to bring the cars closer to home at Autosport International, where we’ll have these slices of movie history lined up alongside some of our most important Formula One cars.”
Anthony Rowlinson, Group Editor, Motorsport at Haymarket Media Group, said: “The Jaguar C-X75 looks incredible in SPECTRE, but it really is one of the cars you need to see in the flesh to fully appreciate. Both inside and out it’s a masterpiece in design, showcasing what a great job Jaguar and Williams Advanced Engineering did with preparing these cars for the big screen. It’ll be fantastic to see and hear the C-X75 in the Live Action Arena.”
Ian France, Autosport International show director, said: “To have one of the genuine Jaguar C-X75 cars from SPECTRE on display at Autosport International is incredible enough, but to have another performing in the Live Action Arena is a real treat. To see and hear one of the James Bond franchise’s most incredible stunt cars that we saw recently on the silver screen is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Autosport International takes place between 14-17 January*. To confirm your attendance at what promises to be the most exciting and action-packed edition of Autosport International to date, log on to www.autosportinternational.com to get your tickets now.