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James Bond Lotus Esprit Submarine Is Still Awesome

James Bond Lotus Esprit Submarine Is Still Awesome

Jul 1 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

Details on James Bond's Lotus Esprit sub!

Growing up in the 80s, Roger Moore was James Bond for me much more than Sean Connery ever was. Hands down my favorite childhood Bond film was The Spy Who Love Me. I love the white Lotus Esprit the...

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James Bond Lotus Esprit Submarine Is Still Awesome

Jul 1 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

Details on James Bond's Lotus Esprit sub!

Growing up in the 80s, Roger Moore was James Bond for me much more than Sean Connery ever was. Hands down my favorite childhood Bond film was The Spy Who Love Me. I love the white Lotus Esprit the Bond drove in the film and when it went crashing water and turned into a submarine I was definitely a Bond fan for life. I always figured there were some good stories to be told about the filming of that movie, and as it turns out there were.

The film used a pair of Esprits with one acting as a camera car. The third vehicle was turned into a submarine for that iconic underwater scene by company in Florida called Perry Submarines. The Lotus submarine could reportedly do 15 kn underwater and had no provisions for rear thrust meaning it couldn't slowdown.

If you're a fan of James Bond and the Lotus Esprit, this is a good read giving some details about the film and how the submarine car came to be. You can read all about the filming and the special Lotus here.

 
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Lotus halts U.S. sales for 2015 model year

Sep 23 2014 3:07pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Boutique British sports car maker Lotus may be due for a pit stop in the U.S. The only Lotus model sold in the U.S., the Evora, is being dropped for the 2015 model year because it no longer meets U.S. federal crash standar ...
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5 hours ago

If Lotus Died in America, Would Anyone Really Care?

Sep 23 2014 3:05pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

So yesterday the Internet was abuzz with the devastating news that sports car manufacturer Lotus is pulling out of the U.S. road car market , temporarily . When I first heard this news, I was shocked; I was surprised; I was STUNNED, mainly because I thought this already happened like ...
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Rejoice, The Lotus Evora Will Return To America In 2016

Sep 23 2014 2:53pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Beleaguered British sports car manufacturer Lotus is down, but they want to make it clear they are not out yet. The company wants to hit the brakes on reports that the Lotus Evora , their last street legal car, will bow out ...
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15 hours ago

Lotus will Remove the Evora From the U.S. Market

Sep 23 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

The situation is looking pretty dim for Lotus as the automaker will stop selling the Evora, its only road-legal model in the U.S.. This comes after Lotus recently announced plans to “restructure it worldwide workforce,” and that 325 jobs were on the line. What departments those job cuts will come from is still a mystery, but in a workforce that only numbers 1,200, that’s a serious cut.The Evora’s demise comes thanks to it ...
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20 hours ago

Lotus CEO 'confident' he can return brand to profit

Sep 23 2014 12:01am CDT | Source: Automotive News

New Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales says he's 'confident' he can make the money-losing brand profitable again by cutting jobs, adding dealers and boosting the sports car maker's li ...
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1 day ago

Why Buy A Base Porsche Cayman When You Can Get A Lotus For Less?

Sep 22 2014 1:15pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Recently we reported some sad news from Lotus ; the Evora is going out of production and this may be the end for Lotus cars in America. Now is your chance to snag one of the most under-appreciated sports cars, before all the collectors decide Evoras are the next big thing. Read more... ...
Source: Jalopnik   Full article at: Jalopnik
 

 
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1 day ago

Lotus Evora to be dropped in the U.S.

Sep 22 2014 10:40am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

The bad news continues for Lotus as Car & Driver is reporting the Evora will be withdrawn from the United ...
Source: World Car Fans   Full article at: World Car Fans
 

 
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Lotus slated to stop selling Evora in US

Sep 22 2014 10:05am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Lotus It's been three years now since Lotus stopped selling the Elise and Exige in North America, leaving the Evora as its only model available Stateside. But according to the latest from Car and Driver, even that model is on its way out. The problem reportedly comes down to air bags. Lotus was granted a temporary exemption from fitting the latest-generation smart airbags to the ...
Source: Autoblog   Full article at: Autoblog
 

 
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1 day ago

Even More Bad News For Lotus: The Evora Could Be Gone From The U.S.

Sep 22 2014 8:59am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Of course it's bad news from Lotus. That's the only kind of news we get from them these days. On the heels of the storied but troubled British company having to lay off a quarter of its workforce , we learn its last street legal model in the U.S. may be on the wa ...
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Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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