Callum Engineering Transforms Jaguar C-X75 Stunt Car from Spectre into Road-Legal Marvel

In a groundbreaking move, Callum, the design company founded by renowned ex-Jaguar designer Ian Callum, has successfully transformed one of the iconic stunt cars from the James Bond movie Spectre into a road-legal Jaguar C-X75. The stunning vehicle, revealed 14 years after its initial debut, showcases the prowess of Callum’s engineering skills in bringing cinematic dreams to reality.

The C-X75, initially unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, was destined for production in 2011 with a powerful twin-turbocharged 1.6-liter petrol engine and two electric motors. However, the ambitious project was halted in 2012, citing unfavorable market conditions. Nevertheless, the C-X75 earned its place in automotive history as the signature car of the villain in the 2015 film Spectre.

The road-legal version, based on one of the stunt cars, was acquired by an unnamed collector who commissioned Callum’s design consultancy for the transformation. To meet the stringent requirements for Individual Vehicle Approval for UK road use, significant modifications were necessary.

Changes included fitting E-marked glass, installing a quieter exhaust system with catalytic converters, and replacing foam dummy wing mirrors used in filming with genuine ones. The engineering team also meticulously adjusted panel gaps, removed quick-release latches, and refined the carbon-fiber finish on the bodywork. Underneath, subtle tweaks to damping and ride height were made to enhance the vehicle’s road usability.

The first road-legal Jaguar C-X75 will be unveiled at the Bicester Scramble car meet in Oxfordshire on April 21, promising a visual spectacle for automotive enthusiasts. Callum Engineering Director Adam Donfrancesco emphasized the significance of preserving stunt cars, acknowledging their role as true stars that bring legendary scenes to life.

“Stunt cars are arguably the true stars, bringing to life the legendary scenes that stay with us as car enthusiasts. So few actually survive the rigors of filming [that] preservation was key whilst meeting the legislation, and it’s great we can reveal it to the enthusiastic Scramblers.”

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