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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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6 hours 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 ...
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10 hours ago

ONE MEEEELLION DOLLARS: James Bond Lotus Esprit Submarine Up for Auction

Oct 20 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The Spy Who Loved Me featured perhaps the the second most famous James Bond car of all time, after the iconic Goldfinger DB5: the Lotus Esprit S1 that went from sports car to submarine with the flick of a switch. Now, thanks to an eBay auction, you can buy one—for a million bucks. Okay, so the full-size movie prop offered in this auction can hardly be called a car. This static piece, fresh from a c ...
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18 hours ago

Grosjean sets sights on Lotus for 2015

Oct 20 2014 6:06am CDT | Source: F1-Live.com

Romain Grosjean says Lotus' switch to Mercedes engines for 2015 and recent moves in the driver market have made staying where he is a mu ...
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4 days ago

Still to be found: Vice-Champion and team-title winners

Oct 16 2014 3:52am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Still to be found: Vice-Champion and team-title winners This weekend, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship is going to contest the final race meeting of its 2014 season. Thu 16.10.14, 10:10AM This weekend, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship is going to contest the final race meeting of its 2014 season. At the 4.574-kilometre Hocken ...
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5 days ago

Engine switch to bring half-second boost says Maldonado

Oct 15 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: GrandPrix

Pastor Maldonado has admitted he is looking forward to Lotus' switch from Renault to Merce ...
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This Wicked 1200-hp 1970 Pontiac Firebird Restomod Is Fit for a Sith Lord

Oct 14 2014 2:33pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We are but humble truth-seekers here at Car and Driver, bringing you answers to age-old questions like “What’s the most epic death machine on Craigslist?”, “What do the paramedics drive in Dubai?”, and “Mommy, where do Pontiac Azteks come from?” And that’s just in the last 24 hours or so. Now we have taken on another one of life’s mysteries: “What would Emperor Palpatine hand out as gifts, Oprah-style, to Sith Lords?” The answer? This ...
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6 days ago

F3 champion Ocon to make F1 debut with Lotus test

Oct 14 2014 6:58am CDT | Source: F1-Live.com

European Formula 3 champion Esteban Ocon will take part in a two-day test in a two year-old Lotus as a prize for ...
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6 days ago

Lotus not a big loss for Renault says Abiteboul

Oct 14 2014 6:41am CDT | Source: GrandPrix

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul insists engine customer Lotus' impending switch to Mercedes for 2015 is no great loss for the French marq ...
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6 days ago

Ocon earns Lotus test after F3 triumph

Oct 14 2014 5:35am CDT | Source: Formula1.com

Lotus junior driver Esteban Ocon is to test a two-year old Lotus F1 car as part of his ongoing development programme with the team and as a reward for winning the FIA Formula Three Championship in his rookie season. Eighteen year-old Frenchman Ocon, who has been part of Lotus's junior programme since 2010, took an unassailable lead in the cham ...
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1 week ago

Sirens on Sports Cars, Ambulance Edition: UAE Paramedics to Get Lotus Evora and Ford Mustangs

Oct 13 2014 12:52pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

If the idea of law enforcement using exotic cars to hunt you down is a little scary, the notion of putting sports cars in the hands of paramedics to bring life-saving assistance is far more reassuring. As it turns out, both are possible in—where else?—Dubai. That’s right, not only do Emirati cops have Lamborghinis, Aston Martins, and a Bugatti Veyron in their wildly exotic patrol-car fleet, now Du ...
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