As we know, 1950s literary Bond drove a Bentley. So it’s coherent for this Bond to drive a current day Bentley vehicle. Whether or not I like the look of it - which I do, I like the idea independently.
Hm, Bentley. Not sure if like. Hm.
Of course a Bentley is fine for Bond, but this is the cheap model; the footballer's wife model. Bond shouldn't drive the cheapest anything. Should have been the Brooklands. Hopefully it'll be the Gt Supersports: that at least has a touch of nuttiness about it.
Jim actually pointed out that Dubai is a fairly tacky place in itself: if Bond were loaned the Gt to drive whilst he was there it would make a bit of sense.
But is a 20 year old Bentley on a salvage title still plausible as being affordable by this rebooted Bond?
I was just going to point that out, thanks Darkpath. In Fleming's novels, Bond always drove an older pre-owned Bentley. I have trouble seeing how a 28 year old Bond will afford $100K+ car unless it is a company car provided for him.
You can buy a 20 year-old Bentley for less than £10K; quite a bit less, in fact. He shouldn't
of course; they were all just saloons then and wouldn't suit him at all (Gardner and Benson never really thought about the type of car Bond liked, just the badge). I'm sure if Bond can live in a flat in Chelsea still they can have him own a Bentley; I don't mind that.