Nine luxury cars worth an estimated £630,000 have been stolen ahead of their planned use in the new James Bond film Spectre.

Among the cars stolen from a garage in northern Germany were five Range Rover Sports according to GT Spirit. Details on the other four cars are unknown at this time.

The cars were set to be transported to the Alps ahead of filming to begin there next week, and were custom built for the shooting, meaning new ones will have to be constructed. This may cause a delay to production.

Bond 24's title and cast were revealed at a special photocall last week on the 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios. Filming began on the new film only yesterday, and was marked with a tweet from the set showing the ornamental bulldog from 2012's Skyfall.

Local reports have stated that the German authorities have been unable to find any trace of the cars following the theft.

Last week James Bond's new Aston Martin - the DB10 – was revealed alongside new cast additions joining Daniel Craig as the spy icon.

Christoph Waltz will play the villainous Oberhauser; Lea Seydoux will play female lead Madeleine Swann; Dave Bautista will play henchman Mr Hinx; and Monica Bellucci will play Lucia Sciarra.

Returning from Skyfall are Ralph Fiennes as M; Naomie Harris as Ms Moneypenny; Ben Wishaw as Q; and Rory Kinnear as Tanner.

They'll be joined by new addition to the MI6 staff, Denbigh, played by Andrew Scott.

Directed by Skyfall's Sam Mendes, Spectre will be released on 6 November 2015.