Lotus has built a one-off Evoa sport 410 as a tribute to the iconic Lotus Esprit S1 on the 40th anniversary of the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me where the latter made a memorable appearance as a car that turns into a submarine.
Created by Lotus's in-house personalization department Lotus Exclusive, the one-off Evora Sport 410 takes design cues from the iconic Esprit and integrates them into a car with class-leading performance.
For starters, a special, color-coded bumper replaces the stock one while the one-piece carbon-fiber tailgate is partly colored white to make it look like a traditional liftback. A black coach line also defines the car's waist, much like the one on the Esprit while a bespoke badge script on the B-pillar echoes the original car's graphics.
The tribute to the Esprit S1 continues inside with the insert panels of the carbon-fiber sports seats and door cards trimmed in the popular heritage Tartan while red contrast stitching complements the Alcantara dashboard and console finish.
The one-off Evora Sport 410 is powered by a 3.5-liter, V6 engine that puts out 410 hp, hence the name, and 420 Nm of torque. With a weight of just 1,280 kg and with its highly advanced aerodynamics giving it a downforce of as much as 64 kg, the car can sprint to nearly 100 kph in just 3.9 seconds.
"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 honor that with a special Evora Sport 410," said Group Lotus plc Chief Executive Officer Jean-Marc Gales. "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."