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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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Independents of Speed, American: John Hennessey

Jul 29 2014 9:40am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Age: 51 Hometown: Houston, Texas Company: Hennessey Performance Engineering; 35 employees in a 36,000-square-foot facility with its own drag strip in Sealy, Texas, and five more employees at a satellite facility in Lake Forest, California. Past projects: Beginning with his own 1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4, Hennessey has tweaked, supercharged, and turbocharged Vipers, Camaros, F-150 Raptors, Corvettes, and more. Current project: Venom GT ...
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Red Bull barracking for Lotus' Renault exit

Jul 28 2014 3:30am CDT | Source: GrandPrix

Christian Horner is barracking for Lotus to switch to customer Mercedes power for the 2015 season. ...
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Ricciardo wins thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of Alons

Jul 27 2014 11:25am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Ricciardo wins thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of Alons Rosberg fourth as Hamilton rises from pit lane to podium in incident-packed race. Sun 27.07.14, 6:06PM Daniel Ricciardo took as thrilling second win of the season at the Hungarian Grand Prix as Fernando Alonso ...
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Lotus performance spurs Grosjean exit rumours

Jul 27 2014 3:16am CDT | Source: GrandPrix

Romain Grosjean has admitted Lotus' lack of competitiveness in 2014 is driving rumours he could be set to le ...
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Hungary - What to Watch for…

Jul 27 2014 2:34am CDT | Source: Formula1.com

From Lewis Hamilton's sternest test of the season so far to the threat posed to Nico Rosberg by Red Bull, and from Sauber's push for their first points of the year to Lotus's desire for a spot of rain, we break down the key themes to look out for in Sunday ...
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Rosberg on pole as engine fire sidelines Hamilton

Jul 26 2014 8:51am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Rosberg on pole as engine fire sidelines Hamilton Briton will start at the back of the field after fuel leak ends qualifying hopes. Vettel on front row ahead of Bottas. Sat 26.07.14, 3:03PM Nico Rosberg grabbed his sixth pole position of the season at the Hungaroring as an engine fire ended Lewis Hamilton’s qualifying hopes on his fi ...
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Hamilton continues to set the pace in Hungary

Jul 26 2014 5:58am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Hamilton continues to set the pace in Hungary Nico Rosberg trails team-mate by four hundreths of a second in final practice. Red Bull Racing third and fourth. Sat 26.07.14, 12:12PM Lewis Hamilton made it a hat-trick of practice session fastest ti ...
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Croft Celebrates The Big 50

Jul 26 2014 4:42am CDT | Source: Car Articles

Croft will reach half a century of racing action at its popular annual Nostalgia Weekend (2-3 August) – but it is not just the North East’s premier motor sport facility that will be hitting the ‘Big 5-0’ at the retro-flavoured motoring extravaganza. Croft Autodrome staged its inaugural event – the Daily Mirror Trophy Meeting – on 3 August, 1964. Over the intervening 50 years, the much-loved North Yorkshire venue has played host to the likes of motor racing ...
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24 Hours of LeMons Chicago: Many Porsches, Many Former Winners, and a BMW-Powered Geo

Jul 25 2014 10:56pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We’re back in the Midwest once again, for the fifth visit of the 24 Hours of LeMons to the Autobahn Country Club and this year’s running of the Doin’ Time In Joliet race. With more than a hundred teams entered, we’ve got a total of five former overall LeMons winners on the premises (a Camaro, two BMW E30s, a 300ZX, and an MR2) and many more potential contenders. You can read LeMons Supreme Court Justice Judge Eric’s ...
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2014 Hungarian Grand Prix Friday Press Conference

Jul 25 2014 1:01pm CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

2014 Hungarian Grand Prix Friday Press Conference Transcript of the Friday Press Conference organised by the FIA for the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix Fri 25.07.14, 8:08PM TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Monisha KALTENBORN (Sauber), Vijay MALLYA (Force India), Claire WILLIAMS (Williams), Eric BOU ...
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