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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 drivers back changes to Monza's Parabolica

Aug 29 2014 10:16am CDT | Source: Formula1.com

Lotus's Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado have welcomed the decision to replace the gravel run-off area at Monza's Parabolica corner with asphalt ahead of next weekend's Formula 1 Gran Premio d'Italia 2014. “Parabolica is a very challenging and quick corner so from a safety point of view it is a good thing to have some more margin for t ...
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6 hours ago

Italy preview quotes - Lotus on Monza

Aug 29 2014 9:10am CDT | Source: Formula1.com

Two weeks on from a thrilling race at Spa-Francorchamps, the Formula One paddock moves on to historic Monza where the cars are expected to reach the highest speeds seen all year. Those involved in the Formula 1 Gran Premio d'Italia 2014 discu ...
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3 days ago

Whitmarsh finally leaves McLaren

Aug 26 2014 8:15am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Martin Whitmarsh is no longer part of McLaren. The Woking team's long-time chief was removed from office by returning chairman Ron Dennis before the season began, as Eric Boullier jo ...
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4 days ago

Infiniti Gets Its Own Formula One Boss

Aug 25 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Infiniti looks to be further strengthening its presence in Formula One with the appointment of Tommaso Volpe as its new F1 global director. Effective September 1, Volpe will be responsible for Infiniti’s entire activities concerning the sport, namely, its title sponsorship of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team. Volpe was previously with Lotus... ...
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5 days ago

Ricciardo wins in Spa as Mercedes drivers clash

Aug 24 2014 9:07am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Ricciardo wins in Spa as Mercedes drivers clash Red Bull driver takes third win of season as second-lap clash between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg compromises Mercedes' race. Sun 24.08.14, 4:04PM Daniel Ricciardo took his third win of the season as a second-lap collision i ...
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6 days ago

Rosberg on pole in Spa ahead of Hamilton and Vettel

Aug 23 2014 9:36am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Rosberg on pole in Spa ahead of Hamilton and Vettel Title leader takes seventh pole position of season as team-mate suffers Q3 brake problem. Sat 23.08.14, 4:04PM Nico Rosberg claimed his seventh pole position of the season ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who claimed he had been set back by a brake issue in th ...
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6 days ago

Bottas quickest in wet/dry final practice in Belgium

Aug 23 2014 6:22am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Bottas quickest in wet/dry final practice in Belgium Ricciardo second ahead of Rosberg in compressed final practice session at Spa-Francorchamps. Sat 23.08.14, 1:01PM Williams’ Valtteri Bottas went quickest in the final practice for the Belgian GP as tricky weather conditions led to teams leaving most of their running until late in t ...
Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 
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1 week ago

Caterham Seven 480

Aug 22 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

Caterham is just one of many car manufactures that have built replicas or continuation cars based on the iconic Lotus Seven. That said, Caterham is the only one that has become notorious for its Seven continuation cars and its numerous iterations. Ranging from the lightest and cheapest Caterham Seven 160 to the powerful and expensive Seven 620 R, the Caterham line of Sevens is nothing short of impressive. Caterham cars remain rather scarce in the States, but for 2015, the automaker is growi ...
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1 week ago

Hamilton takes over at the top in Belgium

Aug 22 2014 9:53am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Hamilton takes over at the top in Belgium Briton quickest on option tyres ahead of team-mate Rosberg. Alonso repeats third place from morning session. Fri 22.08.14, 4:04PM Lewis Hamilton took over at the top of the Belgian Grand Prix timesheets, outpacing ...
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1 week ago

Rosberg fastest in opening practice for Belgian Grand Prix

Aug 22 2014 8:36am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Rosberg fastest in opening practice for Belgian Grand Prix Championship leader sets pace ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso third. Fri 22.08.14, 3:03PM Following its traditional summer break Formula One action resumed today at Spa-Francorchamps, with Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg setting th ...
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