Bond is back, and as ever he is sporting the best in luxury cars. In the
pages of CARTE BLANCHE, the new James Bond book by international
best-selling author Jeffery Deaver, the fictional British spy has
continued with his classic preference of luxury sports car by selecting
the breathtaking new Bentley Continental GT as his transport of choice.
CARTE BLANCHE is due to be published by Hodder and Stoughton in the UK on
May 26, a few days before the anniversary of Fleming’s birthday. It has
been commissioned by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.
The book is partly set in Dubai, which is where the author and the new
Bond car have been spotted, outside the InterContinental Hotel in Dubai
Festival City. Bond’s new Continental GT certainly suits his character,
with a fabled 6.0-litre, W12, twin-turbo engine capable of producing 567
bhp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
While James Bond’s new car may be better suited for a secret agent in
understated tones, the author of the book admired a less inconspicuous
model. Set in stunning white with a blood-red interior, the new
Continental GT mixes svelte good looks with power, poise and exceptional
prowess. The hand-stitched leather interior contains all the high-tech
gadgetry Bond could ever need. And with the famed sound dampening that
only lets through the captivating sound of the wonderful engine, the cabin
provides a true Quantum of Solace for Fleming’s jet-setting gentleman spy.
Jeffery Deaver sampled the stunning vehicle on his recent visit to the
Emirates, where he commented, “I’m really excited about being back in
Dubai. It is an inspirational and awe-inspiring city and makes a perfect
Bond location-especially for a novel that pushes our hero to new
Regarding the book’s title, which was revealed in January, Deaver added:
“In the world of espionage, giving an agent carte blanche on a mission
comes with an enormous amount of trust and constantly tests both personal
and professional judgement. Part of the non-stop suspense in the novel is
the looming question of what is acceptable in matters of national and
international security. Are there lines that even James Bond should not
The James Bond of Ian Fleming’s original novels also opted for a Bentley.
The world’s most famous spy would choose nothing less than the
scintillating performance and second-to-none quality of the classic luxury