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James Bond style Lotus drives underwater!
Top Gear
Not an Esprit unfortunatley, but still interesting. Take a look!

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Spiritual successor to Lotus Esprit reportedly coming in 2021
MARCH 16, 2020
Lotus is just putting the finishing touches on its bespoke Evija hypercar, and will then launch one final model based on the bonded and riveted aluminum platform underpinning its current lineup before switching to a new platform capable of supporting battery-electric powertrains.

Autocar reported on Monday that the new model will be a supercar in the same vein as the Esprit but the two may not share the iconic nameplate.

The car will reportedly fill the wide performance gap between the Evora and Evija thanks to a new hybrid powertrain utilizing a V-6 as its internal-combustion component.

The V-6 in question is likely the Toyota-sourced 3.5-liter mill used in the Exige and Evora sports cars. The engine produces 416 hp in the latest Evora GT so with electrification we could be looking at something closer to 500 hp.

The new car was originally due in 2020 but Autocar reported that we'll now see it in the first half of 2021.

Lotus came close to launching a modern Esprit early last decade, including rolling out a concept at the 2010 Paris International Motor Show and developing a bespoke V-8. The project was axed in 2014 after Lotus made major reforms to prevent financial ruin.

Lotus is on a very different footing these days thanks to the support of Geely. The Chinese auto giant is committed to rebuilding Lotus' image after decades of malaise by renewing the lineup and taking the brand racing. We also know that future Lotus cars will source engines from fellow Geely brand Volvo.

Beyond the Evija and new supercar, Lotus will redesign the Elise, Exige and Evora around its new platform. An SUV is also in the pipeline and possibly a modern Elan, too..

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Mini is designed to look like the iconic Lotus Turbo Esprit
Simon Cowell's one-off classic...
• Simon Cowell has taken delivery of the special classic-shape Mini Remastered
• It was built by UK firm David Brown Automotive which specialises in these cars
• Design has been modelled on the Lotus Esprit Turbo from For Your Eyes Only
• Paint scheme and interior style has been copied - though there's no ski rack
• The maker wouldn't disclose the vehicle price, likely to be between £90k-£100k .

www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars

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Stamps and now Coins!
James Bond 2020 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated – 3 Coin Series...
Enjoy a FREE case to store your collection – only available when you buy all 3 coins together
– Collect all three £5 coins and reveal the 007 motif

– Struck to a finer finish than UK circulating coins
– Free shipping when you buy all 3 coins
– An official licensed product produced in partnership with EON Productions Limited and Danjaq.

Obviously they come with other Bond stuff on them, but the Esprit is the only one we care for! Gold and Silver available, although you'll need some spare coins for the gold sets, as they start at £500+.

www.royalmint.com/our-coins/events/james-bond/

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Driving the best Bond cars ever!
Top Gear
There’s a new Bond film out soon, so to celebrate we brought together the greatest Bond cars ever, one per actor, and we’ve driven them all back to back. Sean Connery’s DB5, George Lazenby’s ‘68 DBS, Roger Moore’s Lotus Esprit, Timothy Dalton’s ‘85 V8 Vantage, Pierce Brosnan’s BMW Z8, and Daniel Craig’s DB10. Oh, and one very special guest.

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The Esprit is Back!
Autocar February 2020...
Check out a new Article in the latest Autocar magazine this month. We've been highlighting articles since the Esprit stopped production in 2004. We have around 26 press pieces over the last 16 years! So lets see if this actual pans out. History says no, but let's see.

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Mr Esprit History lesson
Brian educates us all...
Check out our old interview with Mr Esprit in the link below.

  

Mr Esprit
LEW interviews Brian Angus at Hethel
Lotus Esprit World, 20th November 2003

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James Bond Presentation Pack
Royal Mail...
Delve into Bond’s world with images and stories exploring his key relationships.

All six Special Stamps depicting all Bonds and the Miniature Sheet’s four Q Branch stamps with exclusive 007 perforations, as well as hidden features revealed under *UV light.

Description
Friends, enemies, exotic locations and spectacular gadgets are the stars of souvenirs sharing the stories behind Bond’s 25 movie missions.
All six Special Stamps depicting every Bond actor set against a backdrop featuring a scene from the title sequence.
The Miniature Sheet includes the four Q Branch stamps with 007 perforations, as well as hidden features only revealed under *UV light.
The specially designed carrier card’s cover shot features Bond flying the autogyro aircraft, Little Nellie, in You Only Live Twice.
The carrier card’s reverse charts the story of Bond’s relationship with Q, the head of the British Secret Service’s research and development division.
The pack contains details of Bond’s connections with important allies and iconic villains – including Felix Leiter, Moneypenny, Blofeld, Scaramanga and Jaws.
An overview of all 25 Bond films includes details of their plots, characters, gadgets and locations.

https://shop.royalmail.com/james-bond-presentation-pack

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Mr Esprit History lesson
Brian educates us all...
Check out our old interview with Mr Esprit in the link below.

  

Mr Esprit
LEW interviews Brian Angus at Hethel
Lotus Esprit World, 20th November 2003

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2020 Calendars
All current orders on their Way (25th Jan 2020)
We've just dispatched all the current orders from customers, so if you've placed an order and recieved an email confirming, your order is on it's way.

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The DeLorean Story
Big Car
There’s much more to the DeLorean Motor Company than Doc’s 88mph time machine in “Back to the Future”. It’s a story of a playboy founder with a meteoric rise, a story of hope and regeneration in an area torn apart after a decade of fighting, and of a cocaine smuggling fall from grace. Yes, this story has it all.

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2020 Calendars
All current orders on their Way (11th Jan 2020)
We've just dispatched all the current orders from customers, so if you've placed an order and recieved an email confirming, your order is on it's way.

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News from second half of 2019

 

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