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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 livery as that of the 1930 4.5-litre featured in the 1953 novel Casino Royale, but in this case a 1967 T-series.

The bold return to Bond's motoring roots will see the trademark movie Aston Martin sent back to the dealers. Bond film buffs still have fond memories of the ejector-seat-equipped DB5 from Goldfinger, while Daniel Craig gave a DB9 some stick in the recent adaptation of Casino Royale.

Faulks explained: "Despite many of the films portraying him with an Aston Martin, Bond's first choice of car was a Bentley, so that is what he will be driving in my book. He also spends quite a lot of time abroad on his adventure, so in want of a hire car, which wouldn't really befit James, he will also have a driver at his disposal."

Bentley's global director of external affairs, James Rosenstein, chipped in with: "It is wonderful that somebody has decided to go back to the roots of the original book, to Ian Fleming's own tastes and to James Bond's passion for the cars."

Of Devil May Care - promising "action...played out across two continents, exotic locations and several of the world's most thrilling cities" - Faulks described the protagonist as "slightly more vulnerable than any previous Bond but at the same time he is both gallant and highly sexed, if you can be both". ®

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