James Bond's Lotus Esprit Submarine Can Be Yours For $1 Million, Kind Of

There are a number of Lotus Esprits out there that cost more than $1 million, but that's because they need $1 million worth of work. This Lotus submarine is $1 million right off the bat, and it'll never drive on its own ever. Nice price or crack pipe? » 10/20/14 7:01pm 10/20/14 7:01pm

New Lotus CEO: The Esprit Is Dead But We Could Do A Crossover

Times are tough at famed-but-troubled British sports car manufacturer Lotus. Maybe tougher than they've ever been, and for Lotus, that's saying something. Nobody knows this better than new CEO Jean-Marc Gales. He has to move the brand forward, but maybe not in a way the purists will like. » 9/27/14 3:00pm 9/27/14 3:00pm

ZOMG! Elon Musk To Turn Lotus Submarine Into Working Bond Car

Earlier today we brought you the scoop that Elon Musk was the secret buyer of the Bond Lotus submarine. Now we've heard from Musk about his plans for the car. They are so amazing your brain may explode, Scanners-style, from pure amazement. » 10/17/13 8:05pm 10/17/13 8:05pm

I Definitely Didn't Buy James Bond's Submarine Lotus For $866,000

Sure, the Aston Martin DB5 is the car everyone thinks of when they think of Britain's suavest secret agent, but his best car is the impossibly cool Lotus Esprit submarine. And now it has sold, probably to an evil genius that definitely isn't me, for $866,000. » 9/11/13 9:56am 9/11/13 9:56am

Lotus Cancels The Esprit And Decides Lightweight Cars Are Just Fine

Remember when Lotus revealed an ambitious plan to release five all-new models in the next few years? Then remember when they cancelled four of them and kept working on the Esprit? Yeah, now they've cancelled the Esprit too, and all is right with the world. » 7/22/13 10:33am 7/22/13 10:33am

‘Today, Lotus Is Slowly Regaining Its Early Form’

I'm in a Lotus-y mood this afternoon thanks to that video of 1980s Lotus car club meets. Few small companies have had as many ups and downs and have continued to struggle on the way Lotus has. You can't keep a good sports car down! » 7/02/13 5:30pm 7/02/13 5:30pm

Lotus Just Cancelled The Pointless And Bloated Esprit (UPDATE: Just…

In a move that is guaranteed to surprise roughly zero people, Lotus Cars has cancelled the final project from fired CEO Dany Bahar's reign of terribleness. » 10/04/12 1:20pm 10/04/12 1:20pm

The beauty of Loti against the sun

When you had that photo of an Esprit on your bedroom’s wall in the ‘80s and closed your eyes, this is probably how you imagined life with a mid-engined Lotus: a never-ending winding road in never-ending sunset. Back then, there was no Evora an Esprit could transform into, but Richard Morris’s latest video solves… » 6/06/11 2:30pm 6/06/11 2:30pm

The hypnotic wonder of fast cars slowed down

Richard Morris’s supercar photography has been featured here on Jalopnik before. It turns out he shoots, edits, and produces video too. This is his showreel for 2011. His images of a Lotus on a B road, an Ariel Atom on a racetrack—or vice versa!—have a way of wishing away office partitions for an endless spring… » 4/19/11 2:00pm 4/19/11 2:00pm

2013 Lotus Esprit: Yet Another Mid-Engined Supercar

The 2013 Lotus Esprit is no longer a light, simple car. It's a complicated and extremely fast one, reaching 205 MPH flat out. Unfortunately, that means its now got a lot of competition. » 9/30/10 1:00pm 9/30/10 1:00pm

REPORT: Lotus To Unveil New Supercar This Fall

Lotus will supposedly unveil an Esprit-succeeding supercar this fall. Whatever it's called it'll likely use the same chassis as every other Lotus. Good. [Edmunds Straightline] » 7/21/10 9:30am 7/21/10 9:30am

Malaise? What Malaise? Popular Mechanics Does Supercars, 1981 Style!

You know you're in the Malaise Era when the best quarter-mile times for the wildest street cars money can buy are barely into the 14s. But still, who doesn't want an '81 Aston Martin Volante or BMW M1? » 5/09/10 5:00pm 5/09/10 5:00pm

SHOtus Me the Money for $10,000!

The Esprit's handling was always leading man material, but its engine was little more than a walk-on extra. Today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe has an S2 that's had a cast change, and it says the SHO must go on. » 4/02/10 8:00am 4/02/10 8:00am

James Bond's New Submarine: The Acura NSX

Any cinephile petrolhead worth his salt will tell you underwater motoring requires the possession of a Lotus Esprit. But in the real world? As you see above, and in the epic video below, choose the Acura NSX. » 8/24/09 6:30pm 8/24/09 6:30pm

James Bond's Lotus Esprit Turbo Goes Under The Hammer, Again

The Lotus Esprit Turbo from the lesser James Bond film For Your Eyes Only will go under the hammer in London at the end of this week. Roger Moore fans rejoice! » 7/15/09 12:30pm 7/15/09 12:30pm

Blonde’s — Not Bond's — Esprit For A Shaken, Not Stirred $19,500!

You may not be licensed to kill, but that doesn't mean Nice Price or Crack Pipe can't find you a car to drive, and a beauty to seduce, so you can make believe, poseur. » 7/13/09 7:00am 7/13/09 7:00am

New Lotus Esprit To Feature 500 HP Lexus LF-A 4.8-Liter V10

When the next-gen Lotus Esprit arrives in 2012, it'll receive some pretty epic power options according to EVO, including the yet-to-be-released 500 HP, high-revving V10 out of the vaporware upcoming Lexus LF-A. » 6/08/09 2:30pm 6/08/09 2:30pm