The Esprit S1 – also known as “Wet Nellie” – is perhaps the most famous non-Aston Martin model in the James Bond franchise after being made famous by Roger Moore in “The Spy Who Loved Me” movie.
The film is celebrating four decades of existence this year and while the original Lotus Esprit S1 submersible car now belongs to green guru Elon Musk, this bespoke Lotus is anyone’s for the taking. But the only issue is that it’s a one-of-a-kind model based on the Evora Sport 410 that takes some heritage from the submarine/car Agent 007 job automobile. For example, the color-coded front bumper gives the lightweight sports car a look in line with the Esprit S1, and the one-piece tailgate made from carbon fiber is part white “to give the illusion of a traditional liftback,” according to the Norfolk folks. The exterior detailing is enhanced with special badges on the B pillar and a black coach line, again as a nod to the Esprit S1.
Inside the cockpit, the tie-in Evora Sport 410 gets a fashionable Tartan trim on the carbon fiber sports seats and red stitching all over the cabin. The model still has the same unmodified powertrain – a Toyota-sourced supercharged 3.5-liter V6 engine good for 410 horsepower (306 kilowatts) and 310 pound-feet (420 Newton-meters) of torque. The bespoke model gets the standard six-speed manual but on any other Evora Sport 410 you can also solicit a six-speed automatic transmission.