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Special Report: Spectre Premiere in Zürich

Zürich, Switzerland was honoured to host the 2nd Spectre premiere right after the world premiere one day earlier in London. GTspirit was there to captured the event. It was the biggest movie premiere ever in Switzerland and the venue was the legendary “Hallenstadion”, the largest indoor stadium available.

A temporary cinema was built with a bar and lounge area as 4500 guests were eager to finally see the latest Bond movie. The few available public tickets were sold out within 2 minutes. This was definitely one of the highlights in this year’s Swiss social calendar and the guest dressed themselves accordingly with sophisticated and elegant evening dresses and suave suites. The VIP guest list was lead by the beautiful Naomie Harris (Miss Monneypenny) and the Dave Bautista (in the role of Hinx) and Gregg Wilson (Associated Producer, EON) also joined from the Spectre crew.

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Among the guests on the red carpet were the British Ambassador to Switzerland David Moran and United States Ambassador Suzi LeVine. There were also international fashion models like Laura Zurbriggen, Olympic gold medal winner Iouri Podlatschikov alongside singers, actresses, former Miss Schweiz winners and local TV celebrities the Bachelor and Bachelorette. The red-carpet and lounge area was re-decorated during the movie to host the VIP afterparties in a stunning Bond themed environment with musicians and performers.

Unfortunately none of the fascinating movie cars were on display. We’d hoped for some damaged Land Rovers from the set or even a DB10 or the badass Jaguar C-X75. Inside the arena, to flank the huge screen, was a Jaguar Ftype and a rather disappointingly regular V8 Vantage. The most interesting car was brought by the Special Vehicle Operations team from Land Rover, a dark blue Range Rover Sport SVR capable of lapping the ‘Ring in 8:14. Much of that Nürburgring on-track magic is possible with all-aluminium 5.0-litre supercharged V8, which has been strengthened to handle the extra power over the Sport. With a bump of over 40 horsepower, the SVR boasts 550 hp with 502 lb-ft of torque. The extra thrust propels the SVR from 0-96 km/h in only 4.5 seconds up to an electronically limited 260 km/h top speed.

Spectre is the 24th film in the James Bond series and is the fourth film to feature Daniel Craig as James Bond. Spectre follows on from Skyfall which was the most successful film ever in the series grossing over $1.1 billion at the box office.

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