Remember the incredibly sexy Jaguar C-X75 concept car that was used as the villain car in the James Bond film Spectre? The original car used during the filming of the Bond flick is set to be auctioned in Abu Dhabi at the end of November and is expected to fetch up to $1.2 million. The showstopper that made its debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show was created in partnership with Formula 1 team Williams F1’s advanced engineering division. Featuring a hybrid powertrain with a gas turbine engine providing electricity, the wild supercar with 780 horsepower on tap was supposed to enter production with 250 examples planned to be created. However, the project was shelved in 2012 and only five prototypes were ever built along with a handful of stunt cars for the movie.
The stunt cars were mechanically different from the concept car and was powered by a version of the Jaguar F-Type’s V8 engine with a dry-sump oiling system. The car will go under the hammer at RM Sotheby’s Abu Dhabi sale on November 30 and will come with a bill of sale, a movie call sheet and a specification sheet from Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations. “Not only did it make for one of the most intense and technologically advanced chase scenes in a Bond film to date, but it is a production Jaguar that never was, and built in partnership with Williams F1 no less,” said Will Smith, car specialist at RM Sotheby’s.