Lotus Esprit Turbo
Lotus Esprit Turbo driven by James Bond
Owned by MI6
Featured In For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Since audience reaction was positive to the Lotus Esprit in The Spy Who Loved Me, it returns in For Your Eyes Only, this time in a 'turbo' version, although it is not seen for very long. Bond drives the Lotus to investigate the hideout of Hector Gonzales. However, when one of his henchmen tries to break into the car, the 'burglar protection' activates and the car explodes!
Later in the film Q tells Bond that he has put the Lotus back together again, this time in a red model. Sadly the new Lotus is only seen in a couple of scenes, and while Bond tells Luigi Ferrara not to touch any of the cars buttons, none of the gadgets are seen or discussed in the film. §