As cool as 007, but thankfully not as deadly, F1 star Felipe Massa recently put one of the stunt cars from the latest Bond movie ‘Spectre’ through its paces.
Celebrating the launch of the highly-anticipated 24th Bond film, Masa drove the Jaguar C-X75 supercar in vibrant Mexico City.
Of the experience, the Williams Martini Racing driver said: “It was a thrill to take the wheel of a real stunt car used in a Bond movie. Jaguar partnered with Williams Advanced Engineering on the production of these stunning supercars, so it was great to experience some of what my colleagues have developed outside of F1. It was so much fun, and very exciting to be driving the Jaguar on a SPECTRE filming location here in Mexico City.”
Driven by villain Hinx - played by actor Dave Bautista in the movie - Jaguar's concept car features in a dramatic high speed car chase against the super spy's new Aston Martin DB10. Can you guess who won?
The C-X75 is the most advanced Jaguar in its 90 year history and was built by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) in collaboration with development partner Williams Advanced Engineering.
With a combined power output in excess of 633.84kW plus 1000Nm of torque, thanks to its F1-inspired, 1.6-litre dual-boosted (turbocharged and supercharged) four-cylinder engine, it generates 374.34kW at 10,000 rpm.
Giving Britain’s favourite secret agent a run for his money, the C-X75 can go from 0-160kmph in less than 6 seconds. The car's gearbox is also equally thrilling - an advanced 7-speed automated manual transmission that allows gearshifts in under 200 milliseconds.
With a theoretical maximum speed of 220mph, the C-X75 would leave you shaken and stirred!