James Bond - Lotus Turbo -"For Your Eyes Only"
James Bond continued his association with Lotus in For Your Eyes Only, driving this copper coloured Lotus Esprit Turbo in the latter half of the film. Featuring two pairs of skis mounted to the roof, this striking vehicle stands out against the snowy slopes when Bond’s mission to retrieve a stolen missile targeting system takes him to the Italian Alps.
The Lotus Esprit continued the British motoring association with the James Bond film franchise. Built between 1976 and 2004, the venerable series spanned eight model revisions, with numerous variants of each model. Featuring a fibreglass body on a steel chassis, the first S1 model of the car weighed under 1000kg.
The car driven in For Your Eyes Only was an ‘Essex specification’ Turbo Esprit – before this model, vehicles had to have turbo chargers installed as an aftermarket conversion, whereas this car had the modification fitted as standard on the Lotus factory floor.
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