British author Ian Fleming, best known for his series of James Bond novels, has always admired Bentley vehicles and, as a result, Bond owned three Bentleys over the course of the 14 original Bond novels. To celebrate the release of Carte Blanche, the news James Bond novel by Jeffery Deaver, Bentley partnered with publisher Hodder & Stoughton to create an exclusive Bentley special edition: the ultimate luxury edition of the highly anticipated new James Bond novel.
In Carte Blanche, Deaver reunites Bond with the Bentley brand. In this version of the adventure, 007 will be behind the wheel of the new Bentley Continental GT.
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“The case of the Bentley special edition is inspired by the deserts of Dubai – one of the exotic locations Bond finds himself in within the new novel – and the new Bentley Continental GT, Bond’s car of choice in the book,” Bentley said in a statement.
Those interested in the limited 500 units of the Bentley special edition of the novel will have to cash out £1,000 ($1,647 USD). Buyers can pre-order the novel worldwide starting today through www.007carteblanchebentley.com. The editions will be delivered after publication date.
Refresher: The 2011 Bentley Continental GT is powered by a 6.0L twin-turbo W12 engine making 567-hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a ZF 6-speed automatic with quickshift and steering wheel-mounted paddleshifters, 0 to 60 mph comes in 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 198 mph. A V8 will be available to order in late 2011. Prices start at $189,900.
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– By: Omar Rana