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Special Lotus Evora reprises 007 Esprit

The in-house personalisation team at Lotus has created a special Evora Sport 410 in commemoration of James Bond’s Esprit S1.

The one of a kind Evora pays tribute to the 1977 Bond film ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and combines the latest in Lotus engineering with period details, taking design cues from the iconic Esprit.

Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, Group Lotus plc said: “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. 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.”

A special, colour-coded bumper modifies the car’s front end, while the one-piece carbon-fibre tailgate is part white to give the illusion of a traditional ‘liftback’. In addition to a black coach line, highlighting the car’s waist, the one-off Evora also sports a bespoke badge script on the B pillar - in the style of the original Esprit’s graphics.

Nods to the Lotus Esprit S1 from The Spy Who Loved Me continue inside, with the insert panels of the carbon-fibre sports seats and door cards trimmed in heritage Tartan, while red contrast stitching complements the Alcantara dashboard and console finish.

Under the bonnet, a supercharged, 3.5-litre 6-cylinder engine produces 410 hp at 7000 rpm and 420 Nm of torque at 3500 rpm - 0-60 mph takes 3.9 seconds. The advanced aerodynamics deliver up to 64 kg of downforce on both road and track.

Carbon fibre covers the car from nose to tail, including front splitter, revised front access panel, roof section, tailgate, rear quarter panels, as well as the rear diffuser.

The Lotus Evora Sport 410 is on sale now.