What a difference 40 years makes Alternating pics of Lotus Esprit S1, 1977 and Lotus Evora Sport 410, 2017. To celebrate 40 years since a Series 1 Lotus Esprit appeared in the Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me the Lotus in-house personalisation department, Lotus Exclusive, have created a special one-off Evora trimmed and styled to resemble the Bond Esprit (note it also has the same registration number)
The Spy Who Loved Me. Ian Fleming. London: Jonathan Cape, 1962. First edition. Original dust jacket.
‘He was about six feet tall, slim and fit. The eyes in the lean , slightly tanned face were a very clear grey-blue and as they observed the men they were cold and watchful. His good looks had a dangerous, almost cruel quality that had frightened me. But now I knew he could smile, I thought his face exciting, in a way no face had ever excited me before …’