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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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2 weeks ago

Maldonado: points a 'weight lifted from my shoulders'

Nov 5 2014 4:15am CST | Source: Formula1.com

Pastor Maldonado said it was a huge relief to finally score his first points for Lotus in Austin - and urged the team to capitalise on that momentum over the final two races of 2014. The Venezuelan enjoyed his best race of the season in the United States, very nearly progressing into Q3 for the first tim ...
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2 weeks ago

Why “C’était Un Rendezvous” Just May Be the Best Car Flick Movie Ever Made

Nov 4 2014 12:48pm CST | Source: Car and Driver

There are many fantastic action movies that feature amazing examples of automotive derring do—usually involving car chases. From Cannonball Run to the Bourne Identity to Bullitt or any of the Bond movies, Hollywood has put many stars in cars and made many cars into stars themselves. But in our opinion, the best driving film of all time wasn’t shot anywhere near Hollywood, involves no actual chase (unless “chasing tail” counts), and isn’t even nine minutes long. And through it all, you never ev ...
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2 weeks ago

Motorsports: Sauber signs Marcus Ericsson for 2015 Formula One World Championship

Nov 3 2014 10:31am CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs Rookie Formula One driver Marcus Ericsson has been given a new lease on his racing life, with Sauber announcing he's been hired for next season. The talented Swedish driver moved up to F1 this season after a promising run up the motor racing ladder. He won the Formula BMW UK and Japanese Formula Three titles in 2007 and 2009, respectively, and was the victor in a h ...
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2 weeks ago

Holy Cow! There's A Brand New 1980 Lotus Sunbeam For Sale!

Nov 3 2014 7:45am CST | Source: Jalopnik

While we generally disapprove of car collectors who hide rare machines in garages without ever even driving them , this unregistered Lotus Sunbeam is a time warp sent from heaven.Read mo ...
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2 weeks ago

Vergne given five-second post-race penalty for Grosjean incident

Nov 2 2014 5:58pm CST | Source: Formula1.com

Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne has been handed a five-second post-race penalty for his collision with Lotus's Romain Grosjean during Sunday's 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, dropping him from ninth to tenth in the resu ...
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Race - selected team and driver quotes

Nov 2 2014 5:57pm CST | Source: Formula1.com

Nico Rosberg on the 'horrible' feeling of being beaten to victory by Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton; Sebastian Vettel on the strategy gamble which prompted his late charge for Red Bull; and Pastor Maldonado on breaking into the points for the first time since joining Lotus. The drivers and senior team personnel report ba ...
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Hamilton extends title lead with US GP win

Nov 2 2014 4:10pm CST | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Hamilton extends title lead with US GP win Briton now 24 points clear of Mercedes team-mate Rosberg with three races to go. Ricciardo third in Austin. Sun 02.11.14, 11:11PM Lewis Hamilton extended his title lead over team-mate Nico Rosberg to 24 points, as he took a com ...
Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 
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2 weeks ago

2014 United States Grand Prix - Qualifying Press Conference

Nov 1 2014 3:57pm CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

2014 United States Grand Prix - Qualifying Press Conference Transcript of the qualifying press conference organised by the FIA for the 2014 United States Grand Prix Sat 01.11.14, 9:09PM DRIVERS 1 – Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes) 2 – Lewis HAMILTON (Merce ...
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Qualifying - selected team and driver quotes

Nov 1 2014 3:38pm CDT | Source: Formula1.com

Jenson Button on why strategy uncertainty could help his and McLaren's cause on Sunday; Pastor Maldonado on the mistake which cost him a potential place in Q3 for Lotus - and why he is positive about his chances of fighting for the points; and Sebastian Vettel on his targets for the race given his pit lane start for Red Bull. The drivers and senior team personnel report back after qualifying in Austin ...
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Rosberg claims US Grand Prix pole

Nov 1 2014 2:30pm CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Rosberg claims US Grand Prix pole German takes ninth pole position of season as second-placed Hamilton suffers brake problems. Sat 01.11.14, 8:08PM Nico Rosberg launched himself back into the 2014 Formula One title fight by claiming pole position ahead of championship-leading team-mate ...
Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 

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