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The American press have become quite animated over Jaguar Land Rover’s British Invasion of this week’s LA Auto Show. The car maker’s launch ceremony at Paramount Studios in Hollywood marked the US debut of Jaguar’s F-TYPE and all-new Range Rover, plus the world premiere of Jaguar’s 542bhp XFR-S.
Last month we featured an Infographic showing the Best of the Bond vehicle gadgets, featuring twelve of the film’s most clever cars. This time we’ve got a real test of your Bond-car knowledge with twenty-four of the wild, weird and wacky that have made an appearance since Doctor No. first appeared in 1962.
With the 23rd Bond film, Skyfall, due for release in the UK on 26th October, we thought it would be fun to share an infographic which explores the history of Bond cars and their vehicle-related gadgets.
The fourth-generation Range Rover became the centrepiece of an exclusive display outside the Paris Opera last night, celebrating the model’s 42-year history.
Land Rover also used the event to mark its role in the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, in which field agent ‘Eve’ drives the Land Rover Defender Double Cab Pick Up.
Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director of Jaguar, will be performing his own ode to the new F-TYPE at a press conference tomorrow morning – from 07:00-07:15 BST (08:00-08:15 CEST/ local time), however his rendition will be in the form of a slide-show rather than the musical performance provided by Miss Del Rey.
Luxury sports car maker, Aston Martin, has sat atop the CoolBrands index since 2010, outdoing the likes of Apple, Rolex, Harley Davidson and Nike, but in this 50th anniversary of the James Bond films, the brand which made Britain’s most revered MI6 agent has dropped behind Apple and YouTube, into a lowly third place.
Land Rover has finally conceded to customer demand and built a Defender without all those fluffy soft-roader comforts of the standard version – they’ve called it the ‘XTech’ – think of it like an Audi S-Line, or Volvo R Design – more street (or forest) cred, but essentially the same as a standard version.
Raise your hand if you thought Land Rover and Bowler were already inseparably hitched. Now raise your hand if you could imagine Bowler existing without Land Rover. If your hand was ‘up’ for the first question and ‘down’ for the second, then you may be puzzled to hear that it’s taken until 2012 for both brands to announce a formal partnership.
When the Range Rover Evoque was first revealed at the car maker’s 40th anniversary party at Kensington Palace (in association with Vogue magazine), the occasion was perhaps most significant by the announcement that Victoria Beckham (of Posh Spice fame) would be the new Creative Design Executive for Range Rover.
Range Rover will gauge reaction to its Evoque Convertible Concept at the Geneva motor and assess the potential for what could be another niche SUV model, joining the existing 3-door Coupe and 5-door Evoque.