Lotus has created a one-off Evora that pays tribute to James Bond, but, unfortunately, it’s not amphibious.
Commissioned through Lotus Exclusive, this one-off Evora Sport 410 pays tribute to one of its most famous ancestors, the Lotus Esprit S1 seen in the Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. Located throughout the car are unique design touches, like the special color-coded bumper that modifies the car’s front end. There’s also a one-piece carbon fiber tailgate that is partly painted white to give the illusion of a traditional liftback. Along with a black coach line, there’s a bespoke badge script on the B pillar in the style of the original Esprit’s graphics.
Inside the cabin, the insert panels of the carbon fiber sport seats and door cards have been trimmed in the popular heritage Tartan, while red contrast stitching can be seen on the Alcantara dash and console. Power remains unchanged as the factory 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine still produces 410 horsepower.
“So many of us recall the impact of the Lotus Esprit when it hit the big screen in The Spy Who Loved Me, and we wanted to honour that with a special Evora Sport 410,” said Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus. “It’s the perfect tribute to such an influential Lotus, but a world away in terms of its abilities and performance. Supremely fast and agile, rivals’ cars look overweight and underpowered in comparison. Lotus was founded on the principle of lightweight engineering and, even today, nobody does it better.”
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