I’ve been feeling a little disenchanted with my Punto lately. I think when you write about cars and tweet about them almost constantly, you tend to set your sights a little high. When I saw that Tempcover were running a competition to win all the James Bond movies, I thought I’d take part. It’s a bit of fun and it gives you a bit of an insight into my car and my tastes.
You need to take one Punto. Preferably one of the bright orange, sport models. If that fails then a 1.2 basic blue Punto will do.
Take said Punto and turn it into an Aston Martin… No, I’m joking. Focus on the Punto.
I’d love for every car I own to be orange. However, if I were James Bond (I’m not, clearly) it’d have to be something a bit more inconspicuous. For all the spying. Let’s go with drop grey.
Now, I’m not entirely sure what Bond’s musical tastes are but you’re going to need to have a decent sound system in a car if you’re to seduce any
Load the Punto up with subwoofers, speakers etc. Make sure there’s a CD case containing the work of Bowie, Grand Funk Railroad and Asia.
I’m not hugely technical when it comes to this stuff so this might not be possible. However, Q is a bit of a genius so I’m sure he could hook me up.
- Bigger engine
- Low profile tyres
- A better gearbox
- More roar
City drive can stay, I love that smooth steering.
- Invisibility – I need this so I can park somewhere naughty and not get in trouble for it.
- Speed camera killer
- Ejector seat – Not for any particular reason other than it’s a good threat to passengers/chatty Bond-girls.
- Wi-fi – If my car was my own portable hotspot, I’d be a happy 007. You can still tweet when you’re a spy, right?
- Lap timer – For all those car chases that take place during Silverstone track days.
Now, a Punto probably shouldn’t qualify as a Bond car but I suppose it would make a good car to drive around Italy when you’re pretending to not be a spy. I don’t think I’d made a good 00-anything simply because I’m a bit too ostentatious to ever keep a low profile. Now, where’s my orange Mustang?