How well do you know your James Bond Lotus history?

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Which was the first Bond film to feature the Lotus Esprit?

  • Moonraker
  • A View to a Kill
  • The Spy Who Loved Me
  • For Your Eyes Only

The Esprit famously turned into a submarine – what was the aquatic Lotus' nickname?

  • Little Nellie
  • Wet Nellie
  • Seablade
  • Damp Doris

Who currently owns the original Wet Nellie?

  • Bill Gates
  • Roger Moore's estate
  • Jay Leno
  • Elon Musk

The stunt driver couldn't make the Esprit look exciting on film – so a Lotus engineer was used instead. True or false?

  • True
  • False

What could Bond's S1 Lotus Esprit fire from behind its rear licence plate?

  • .50 cal machine gun bullets
  • Oil
  • Cement
  • Spikes

Bond upgraded to an Esprit Turbo in 1981. What was the film?

  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • For Your Eyes Only
  • Octopussy
  • The Man With The Golden Gun

This time, one of the Esprits in the film was painted in a copper colour instead of white. Why?

  • Copper was a fashionable colour at the time
  • It stood out better in snowy scenes
  • Red cars are faster
  • A copper car was the only Esprit Turbo available

Which Italian ski resort did Bond cruise around in his Esprit Turbo?

  • Cortina
  • Carlton
  • Eclat
  • Evija

How did Bond's security system protect the white Lotus Esprit Turbo used at the start of the film?

  • It electrocuted would-be thieves
  • It gassed would-be thieves
  • It just blew itself up
  • It sent a distress call to the local Italian police

Which journalist and YouTuber recently re-traced Bond's steps to Cortina in his own Lotus Esprit Turbo?

  • Doug DeMuro
  • Chris Harris
  • Harry Metcalfe
  • Mike Fernie

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