Lotus Evora, the Bond Car that James Never Drove

Any article connected to the James Bond movies commands a larger price. A Lotus Evora that looks like the one Mr. Bond drove in the 1981 film “For Your Eyes Only” is available for a little over $70,000. The price sounds very reasonable for a Bond car. But is it a Bond car at all? This Evora is the Bond car that James never drove and it doesn’t seem likely to appear on the silver screen ever.

For the 1981 film James Bond had driven a Lotus Esprit at a northern Italian ski resort. This Evora has been painted and lightly customized to resemble the car that was used in the film. This car was readied for a press event in the French Alps. Journalists drove Evoras on an ice-racing track in the region, where this Lotus provided amusing pop-culture eye candy at the event.

A car becomes collectible by mere association with the entertainment industry. This ski-rack-equipped Evora has been photographed a lot during the press event and later. It has been visible on the web extensively. It has been used for promotions at the dealerships. The value addition or the extra being asked for the remote connection to James Bond is just 10% over the price of a regular Lotus Evora.

Via: wheels.blogs.nytimes, gtspirit, lotussilverstone

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