One thing we’ve learned from the movies is you can tell a lot about your hero or villain from their choice of cars and how they drive. Thus, you can bet there’s a lot more riding on the nighttime Rome car chase between James Bond’s silver Aston Martin DB10 and Mr. Hinx’s orange Jaguar C-X75 than the need for speed.
But for now we can only speculate that there’s something more under the hood in terms of Bondian wit and wiles because all we get is a brief introduction to the two new super sports cars in the latest “SPECTRE” vlog featuring Sam Mendes, Dave Bautista (Hinx), Special Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould, Stunt Coordinator Gary Powell and Action Vehicles Technical Coordinator Neil Layton.
“I love the idea of this fantastic car being in a one-on-one battle with another incredible car from Jaguar, which is similarly extraordinary actually,” said Mendes. “So it’s a cat-and-mouse game through the night time streets of Rome, at great speed, between two of the fastest cars in the world.”
We learn that the new Aston Martin DB10 was built especially for “SPECTRE” while the Jaguar C-X75 concept car was reportedly made in honor of the manufacturer’s 75th anniversary.
So in terms of car metaphors, it’s really sleek vs. brawn (not to mention whatever else Q has installed).