lotus evora sport 410 pays homage to james bond's esprit S1
 

lotus evora sport 410 pays homage to james bond's esprit S1

 

this one-off lotus ‘evora sport 410’ features the same ‘heritage tartan’ trim used in the lotus esprit ‘S1’ from the 1977 ‘james bond’ feature film, ‘the spy who loved me’lotus loves the’esprit S1′ and has honoured the iconic vehicle by turning just one exclusive ‘evora sport 410’ into the ultimate collector’s item for ‘007’.

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the amphibious lotus ‘esprit S1’ from 1977
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the benchmark was set by the original lotusesprit S1‘, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and the british-automaker’s personalisation department has crafted a special ‘evora sport 410’ in commemoration. james bond’s amphibious model from the ’77 feature could deploy mines and missiles. while these features may not be road legal, this pure-bred supercar takes design cues from the iconic ‘esprit’ and integrates them into a car with class-leading performance. by packing 410 hp into a car that weighs just 1,280 kg, the ‘evora sport 410’ can sprint from 0 – 60 mph in a blistering 3.9 secs.

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jean-marc gales, CEO, group lotus comments, 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.’

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a color-coded bumper modifies the ‘evora sport 410’s’ front end, while the one-piece carbon-fiber tailgate is part keyed white to give the illusion of a traditional liftback. in addition to the black coach line, delineating the car’s waist, it sports a bespoke badge script on the B pillar – in the style of the original ‘esprit’s’ graphics. the one-off supercar’s interior architecture continues to pay tribute to the classic ‘esprit S1’ from ‘the spy who loved me’, with the insert panels of the carbon-fiber sports seats + door cards trimmed in the popular ‘heritage tartan’, while red contrast stitching complements the alcantara dashboard + console finish.

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beneath the ‘007’ personalization, this unique car retains all the engineering elements that make the ‘evora sport 410’ supercar formidable. from the supercharged, 3.5-litre 6-cylinder engine, it produces 410 horsepower at 7000 rpm, and a frightening 420 Nm of torque at 3500 rpm. the highly advanced aerodynamics deliver up to 64 kg of downforce, meaning this car is designed to deliver both on road and track — not underwater.

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