James Bond fans know a lot about 007's cars. That's because they're often as integral to Bond films as the ubiquitous Bond Girls.

Over time, Mr. Bond has been associated with a number of high-end rides. Readers of the Ian Fleming novels that brought 007 to life know that the world's most famous spy first drove a 1933 Bentley convertible. But folks more familiar with the films often associate Bond with Aston Martin or Lotus (especially the badass Lotus Esprit in The Spy Who Loved Me that transformed into a submarine).

That may change if the latest Bond novel ever makes the jump to the big screen. Novelist Jeffrey Deaver's newest work, Carte Blanche, is due out in May, and in it, Mr. Bond sits behind the wheel of a Bentley Continental GT (not unlike the one Will.i.am was spotted driving to a "star-studded" re-recording of "We Are The World" last year). Let's just hope that Q has fitted Bond's version with hybrid system earning more than 13 mpg -- otherwise, someone's going to be so busy filling up that he won't have time to chase the baddies.

[Cnet]