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Lotus celebrates James Bond’s famous Esprit S1 with Evora Sport 410 homage

Monday 20 February 2017, By Autovolo

Lotus celebrates James Bond’s famous Esprit S1 with Evora Sport 410 homage

Lotus celebrates James Bond’s famous Esprit S1 with Evora Sport 410 homage

Lotus has constructed a one-of-a-kind Evora Sport 410 in honour of the Esprit S1 that featured in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me.

The custom Evora bears styling cues that are a nod to the original car, which marked its 40th anniversary this year.

Some of the modifications include a colour-coded bumper, a one-piece carbon-fibre tailgate that imitates the look of a traditional liftback vehicle, as well as Evora lettering on the B-pillar that mimics that seen on the original Esprit.

In the cabin, the carbon-fibre sports seats have been trimmed in tartan upholstery, while red contrast stitching and an Alcantara dashboard and centre console also feature.

Lotus Group CEO Jean-Marc Gales 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.”

Referencing the title song from the Bond film, Gales added: “Lotus was founded on the principle of lightweight engineering and, even today, nobody does it better.”

The homage Evora utilises the same supercharged 3.5-litre six-cylinder engine from the regular Evora Sport 410. This develops 404bhp, and can take the car from 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds.

Lotus Exclusive, the British manufacturer’s in-house personalisation department, were behind the tribute car.

Gales continued: “Our customers have really embraced the Lotus Exclusive service, with 25 per cent of new cars undergoing some form of personalisation. It is well established that Lotus cars come with benchmark performance as standard.

“Now, thanks to the skilled team at Hethel, responsible for hand-building all Lotus cars since 1966, you can specify a Lotus that perfectly reflects your personal tastes.”

The standard Lotus Evora Sport 410 is on sale now, although it is limited to a production run of 150 units per year.