Astons and Fact Checking
Bond drove an Aston DBS in the latest movie, as any petrolhead will surely know.
Author Sebastian Faulks has agreeably announced that James Bond will get back behind the wheel of a Bentley for next year's literary celebration of the centenary of Ian Fleming's birth - entitled Devil May Care. According to the Telegraph, Faulks confirmed 007 will fire up a "battleship grey" example of the marque, the same …
Such a shame, Yousef, that Volkswagen did not require Veyron owners to be XXXXtra Special too........ and be prepared to drive a Teutonic Precision course in whatever Creative Business Enterprise they were fronting/leading. On any scale, it must be the most potent PR weapon never used, although I imagine the difficulty would be in them knowing who would be a Worthy Champion of ITs Deutsche Mark as there are just so many cowboys out there
I thought that James Bond worked for MI6 as a secret agent, not the bleeding foreign office as a visiting head of state!!!
Maybe the author mixed Century House and Buck House?
The next James Bond, with Prince Harry as Terminator in a Chauffeur driven Roller equipped with laser cannons shot from Spirit of Ecstasy's eyes, and getting calls from Q(e2) telling him to please pay attention...
The Bentley is actually a Rolls Royce.
VW outbid BMW for Rolls Royce, but in an amazing turnabout, BMW then managed to buy just the Rolls Royce name. (I like to think of it as BMW legally stealing the company)
So the new Rolls Royce has nothing to do with the Rollers of old and Bentleys are built in the same factory, by the same master craftsmen that have built Rolls Royce for over 100 years.
Alot of lol here...
I have the *perfect* idea that will satisfy everyone here - Bond: Licence to kill (carbon). He walks, runs, rides a bike to get to places. Plants trees to try and be carbon neutral, all the while still being sexed up, etc.. :)
(Can't wait for the next Bond, really! :)
T-series? Feh! Just a Roller with a different grill. Long long ago (mid-1970s) there was a minor fad for throwing away the rusted-out bodies of Mark VI Bentleys and replacing them with something of vaguely Vintage appearance. Even /that/ would be preferable to putting Bond James Bond into a T-series...
Enter James in cotton suit (environmentally friendly & fairtrade) orders an Appletini shaken & not stirred (Drink responsibly) then goes outside for a new low tar Menthol Senior Service (OK he shouldn't smoke but he forgot his patches).
To avoid Global devestation he gives Jaws a fixed penalty notice for littering bits of dead CIA agent everywhere, overcomes Blofeld with a friendly hug, converts the solar death ray to a new electricity station using just a hair grip whilst hanging almost an inch off the ground without a safety harness and then he drives off in his Toyota Prius with his new life partner Mr Kid dramatically jumping a small speed bump as he goes.
I was considering a BMW until bond end up in one and it was so out of character, they lost points on my comparison and I ended up with their competition with no regrets. I wonder how many other sales were lost due to trying to fit a round peg in a square hole?
"Long long ago (mid-1970s) there was a minor fad for throwing away the rusted-out bodies of Mark VI Bentleys and replacing them with something of vaguely Vintage appearance."
That would actually be very much in keeping (kind of) with Bond. As I recall at least one of his Bentleys was one that had been married to a tree, scraped off it, straightened out, the bodywork junked and custom coachwork in battleship grey fitted.
"converts the solar death ray to a new electricity station using just a hair grip whilst hanging almost an inch off the ground without a safety harness"
Excuse me, but as a card carrying member of the "swoons and get all mushy at the idea of Richard Dean Anderson club", please stop trying to swipe MacGyver stuff for Bond.
*picks herself up after thinking of RDA and continues*
"Bond never been into space? What about "Moonraker"?"
That was Roger Moore, he doesn't count on account of the fact he's a total prat with all the acting ability of your average 3 week old ham sandwich.
No-one gives Bond a decent car, they know he's only going to wreck it. I think they're all Ford Escorts with creative bodywork attached.
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