Thursday, June 9, 2011

James Bond's other car...

Much of the publicity surrounding Carte Blanche has featured James Bond's new choice of vehicle, a Bentley Continental GT. While Bond drives the Bentley during the first third of the book set in England, he drives another car during the action in South Africa; a Subaru Impreza WRX STI. The Subaru actually sees as much action as the Bentley, and while the car is just a loaner, Bond becomes "quite found of it." So here's a look at James Bond's other car in Carte Blanche.

By the way, the short-lived Saab 9-2X was based on this very car. Some nicknamed it the "Saabaru". Could this choice of car be an inside nod to John Gardner, who memorably put Bond in a Saab in his first continuation novel, License Renewed? Or is it just coincidence?

Thanks to Brad Hansen.

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