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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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Hamilton outpaces Rosberg at the Hungaroring

Jul 25 2014 5:51am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

F1 Grand Prix of Germany
Hamilton outpaces Rosberg at the Hungaroring Mercedes top first practice in Hungary ahead of the Ferraris of Raikkonen and Alonso. Fri 25.07.14, 12:12PM Mercedes Lewis Hamilton went quickest in the opening practice session of the Hungarian Grand Prix w ...
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Grosjean in no hurry to secure F1 future

Jul 25 2014 2:30am CDT | Source: GrandPrix

F1 Grand Prix of Germany
With his Lotus future in doubt, Romain Grosjean could be eyeing a move up the formula one grid. ...
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Maldonado would welcome cigarette sponsor at Lotus

Jul 25 2014 1:55am CDT | Source: GrandPrix

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Pastor Maldonado would welcome a cigarette sponsor ...
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2015 Hyundai Genesis V-6 RWD Tested: Lotus Tweaks and Newly Chic

Jul 24 2014 4:44pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

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In the early 1980s, the band Genesis pulled off one of the most difficult feats in show business: turning a critically revered nerd-rock outfit with lukewarm U.S. sales into a multi-platinum-selling household name. By the end of the decade, the band’s place in pop culture was secured. In the automotive realm, Hyundai built its domestic following on the back of economical transportation devices—minus the critical acclaim—and is now hoping its excellent new Genesis sedan will fin ...
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2014 Hungarian Grand Prix Thursday Press Conference

Jul 24 2014 10:37am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

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2014 Hungarian Grand Prix Thursday Press Conference Transcript of the Thursday press conference organised by the FIA for the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix Thu 24.07.14, 5:05PM DRIVERS – Kamui KOBAYASHI (Caterham), Esteban GUTIERREZ (Sauber), Marcus ERICSSON (Caterham), Jean-Eric VERGNE (Toro Rosso), Sergio PER ...
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FIA Thursday press conference - Hungary

Jul 24 2014 10:22am CDT | Source: Formula1.com

F1 Grand Prix of Germany
Drivers - Marcus Ericsson (Caterham), Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber), Kamui Kobayashi (Caterham), Pastor Maldonado (Lotus), Sergio Perez (Force India), Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso) Q: Marcus, ten races into your first season, what have you le ...
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Mexico City to host F1 race for first time in over 20 years

Jul 24 2014 9:14am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim delivers a sp
Filed under: Motorsports Formula One racing in North America has come a long way in the last few years. Having been absent from the calendar from 1992 through 1998 and again from 2008 through 2011 (when American racing fans could only catch the Canadian Grand Prix up in Montreal), the United States Grand Prix is now a regular fixture on the calendar at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX. There's even a second race in the works ...
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Mexico City to host F1 race for first time in over 20 years

Jul 24 2014 9:10am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim delivers a sp
Filed under: Motorsports Formula One racing in North America has come a long way in the last few years. Having been absent from the calendar from 1992 through 1998 and again from 2008 through 2011 (when American racing fans could only catch the Canadian Grand Prix up in Montreal), the United States Grand Prix is now a regular fixture on the calendar at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX. There's even a second race in the works for the New Yo ...
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Hungarian Grand Prix - Preview

Jul 23 2014 7:42am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

F1 Grand Prix of Germany
Hungarian Grand Prix - Preview FIA preview of the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix Wed 23.07.14, 2:02PM RacePreview 2014 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX 25 – 27 JULY 2014    Budapest welcomes Formula One this week as the teams assemble at the Hungaroring for the Hungarian Grand Prix – the 12th round of the 2014 F1 Wo ...
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Hungarian Grand Prix - Schedule of Press Conferences

Jul 23 2014 6:04am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

F1 Grand Prix of Germany - Practice
Hungarian Grand Prix - Schedule of Press Conferences Schedule of press conferences organised by the FIA for the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix. Wed 23.07.14, 1:01PM DATE TIME DRIVER / TEAM MEMBER       Thursday, July 24              1500 hrs           ...
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