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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 renames Russell Carr its head of design

Oct 22 2014 7:07am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Lotus, Design/Style There's been a changing of the guard at Lotus recently. The legendary British sports car manufacturer fired its controversial chief executive Dany Bahar and replaced him recently with Jean-Marc Gales. And now it's named a new chief designer. Or rather, renamed its old one to the post. That designer is the appropriately named Russell Carr, who had previously held the post until Bahar brought in his former compatriot Donato Co ...
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For $49,500, This 1977 Lotus Esprit Is Some Drastic Plastic

Oct 22 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

You probably won't be buying James Bond's submersible Lotus anytime soon, but you might consider today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Esprit instead. It has a wing so maybe it'll fly, that is if its price doesn't ground it.Rea ...
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Lotus Appoints New Design Chief

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Lotus has appointed Russell Carr its new head of design, a man who has been with the firm since 1990 and whose most notable design is probably that of the Evora sports car. Carr replaces Donato Coco, a former Ferrari designer that has been running the studio in Hethel since 2009. It’s not ...
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Restored Lotus Esprit submarine from The Spy Who Loved Me on eBay for $1 million

Oct 21 2014 7:20am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

A Lotus Esprit S1 from the 1977 The Spy Who Loved Me movie is available on eBay for a cool $1 million. ...
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3 days ago

James Bond's Lotus Esprit Submarine Can Be Yours For $1 Million, Kind Of

Oct 20 2014 6:01pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

There are a number of Lotus Esprits out there that cost more than $1 million, but that's because they need $1 million worth of work. This Lotus submarine is $1 million right off the bat, and it'll never drive on its own ever. Nice price or crack pipe?Rea ...
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