Iconic Lotus car makes a splash at UEA in Bond tribute

Nobody does it better than Lotus and the Sainsbury Centre.

Nobody does it better than Lotus and the Sainsbury Centre. - Credit: Archant

Driven by Roger Moore and emerging from the ocean in an iconic 007 moment, it was a car that every Bond fan wanted.

Lotus chose the dramatic backdrop of the Sainsbury Centre at the University of East Anglia (UEA) to

Lotus chose the dramatic backdrop of the Sainsbury Centre at the University of East Anglia (UEA) to showcase its unique Evora Sport 410. Picture: Lotus - Credit: Archant

And now, Lotus is paying tribute to the Esprit 1 with the release of a new motor inspired by the 70s classic.

The Hethel based car manufacturer has created the Evora Sport 410 in tribute to Roger Moore's seaworthy car in the 1977 Bond film 'The Spy Who Loved Me.'

The car showcases the latest in Lotus engineering with period details, and packs an impressive 410hp.

It was unveiled at the UEA's Sainsbury Centre this week.

The Lotus Esprit S1 featured in the James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me” 40 years ago.

The Lotus Esprit S1 featured in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me 40 years ago. - Credit: Archant


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Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, Group Lotus plc said: 'So many of us recall the impact of the Lotus Esprit when it was driven out of the sea by James Bond, 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. Lotus was founded on the principle of lightweight engineering and, even today, nobody does it better.'

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