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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 beats Rosberg to Singapore pole by tiny margin

Sep 20 2014 10:20am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Hamilton beats Rosberg to Singapore pole by tiny margin Mercedes drivers separated by seven thousandths of a second at Marina Bay Street Circuit. Ricciardo third ahead of Vettel. Sat 20.09.14, 5:05PM Lewis Hamilton claimed his sixth pole position of the season by the tiniest of marg ...
Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 
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Sep 20 2014 7:38am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Toyota takes 3rd pole of year ahead of 6hrs COTA Toyota Racing won the first battle of the weekend at Circuit of the Americas this evening by taking pole position for the fourth round of the 2014 FIA WEC. Sat 20.09.14, 2:02PM 
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Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 
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Alonso quickest in final practice in Singapore

Sep 20 2014 6:44am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Alonso quickest in final practice in Singapore Ferrari driver fastest at Marina Bay Street Circuit ahead of Red Bull’s Ricciardo and Mercedes’ Rosberg. Sat 20.09.14, 1:01PM Fernando Alonso went quickest in the final practice session ahead of qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix, ...
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Group Lotus to lay off a quarter of its staff

Sep 20 2014 5:23am CDT | Source: Recombu

There's trouble at the Lotus mill. The company has announced it may cut up to 325 jobs in order to “reshape its organisation and reduce costs” – roughly a quarter of its work… ...
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Going, Going . . . Lotus to Drop Evora From U.S. Market

Sep 19 2014 2:47pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Following on from Lotus’s announcement of impending job losses, some more bad news for the brand’s dwindling band of followers in the States: We’ve learned that the company’s last street-legal model, the Evora, is going to be withdrawn from sale in the U.S. The news probably doesn’t come as a huge surprise. The 2014 Evora happened only because the company got a 12-month exemption on the federal requirement to fit smart airbags. That has now expired, and a highly placed source in a U.S. ...
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Lotus Position: Looking More Like Downward Dog

Sep 19 2014 1:51pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The big surprise about Lotus’s announcement of job losses is that it has taken so long to happen. It’s been more than two years since former Lotus CEO Dany Bahar’s acrimonious split from the company and the axing of his ambitious plans to introduce five entirely new models. Since then things have been eerily quiet at Hethel, and sales of Lotus’s road cars have slowed to a trickle in most major markets. Yesterday’s sta ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
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[Here's Lotus founder Colin Chapman, an Esprit, and his John Player Special-liveried private plane.

Sep 19 2014 12:38pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

[Here's Lotus founder Colin Chapman, an Esprit, and his John Player Special-liveried private plane. Amazing. Photo C ...
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Lotus confirms plans for SUV and sedan but will first update current lineup

Sep 19 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales has confirmed rumors saying the British marque is planning an SUV and a sedan, following a decision made re ...
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Maldonado: FP2 crash was my mistake

Sep 19 2014 11:49am CDT | Source: F1-Live.com

Pastor Maldonado says his FP2 crash in Singapore was caused due to the erratic behaviour of his Lotus on the s ...
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