The Sports had just been specially modified at Land Rover’s training centre at Neuss near Dusseldorf, and were swiped while waiting to be transported to the Alps for filming of the 24th Bond film.
The henchmen also made off with four other vehicles, including a Range Rover Evoque.
They may have been expecting ejector seats and rocket launchers, but the reality will be a bit more troubling for them: according to German website Wirtshaft Woche, the Range Rover Sports have been specially modified for stunt driving, with collapsible suspensions and easily-shattered windscreens.
A spokesperson for Land Rover told us this morning: 'Land Rover is aware of the theft of a number of Range Rovers in Neuss/Düsseldorf, Germany. This is a criminal act and the police are carrying out a full investigation.'
As far as we know, there's been no trace of the stolen vehicles, but presumably M's on the case...