Jeffery Deaver with Bentley Continental GT in Dubai(Press Release) – 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.
Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX2 DB9 Transponder
Beeping a car open in the 90’s was a status symbol for car owners. Remotely locking and unlocking a car in the new millennium, however, has become common. In the tradition of iconic representations that include James Bond, luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin has teamed up with Swiss watch visionary Jaeger-LeCoultre to give an all new face to lavish driving.
Third in series following AMVOX2 DBS and Rapide transponder watches, Aston Martin and Jaeger-LeCoultre are pleased to announce the launch of the AMVOX2 DB9 Transponder timepiece which affords the owner of a Aston Martin DB9 the luxury of opening their sports car by simply pressing on the sapphire crystal of their watch. As the driver nears the car, all he need do is press the OPEN position on the watch glass (between eight and nine o’clock) in order to unlock the car, whereas doing the same thing on the CLOSE position (between three and four o’clock) will lock the vehicle.