Think of James Bond and it’s likely that the only car you’ll imagine him in is an Aston Martin, but Bond aficionados may remember that the star in "For Your Eyes Only" was a Lotus Esprit. Last year, the Lotus connection grew by one more car as a Lotus Evora was spotted filming in the French Alps for what people thought was the 23rd installment in the Bond movies. Now it seems that rumor is coming crashing down as Lotus Silverstone - a UK Lotus dealership - is selling a one-offLotus Evora that happens to have been the star in those French Alp videos cruising the ’net a year ago.

According to Lotus Silverstone, those rumors about the Lotus and the 23rd Bond movie are not true. They also said that Lotus only built the car for marketing purposes, including a tour of dealerships and various other promotional activities. Now that the car has finished its marketing stint, the Silverstone dealership is selling the Evora. And if you expected it to come cheap then you would be sadly mistaken. This is the only James Bond Evora and it’s priced at £44,995 (or around $71,500 at the current exchange rates).

Hit the jump to read more about the Lotus Evora James Bond Edition.

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Exterior and Interior

In the same spirit as the Lotus Esprit who starred in "For Your Eyes Only," this special edition Evora comes painted in Bronze metallic with a set of gold stripes along the lower edge. No other changes were made to either the interior or the exterior.

The Engine

Under the hood there is the usual Toyota-sourced 2GR-FE 3.5-liter V6 DOHC, with dual VVT-i (‘intelligent’ variable valve timing). The engine delivers 280 HP at 6400 rpm. Mated to a manual six-speed gearbox this engine will sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds.

2011 Lotus Evora James Bond Edition Exterior
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The Price

There is only one James Bond Lotus Evora in the world, so if you want it, you have to make a break for it. The car is priced at £44,995 (or around $71,500 at the current exchange rates).

The Competition

The usual list of competitors apply for the Evora. Among them is the Porsche Cayman, the Audi TT-S, and the Nissan GT-R.

The Cayman is powered by a 2.9-liter flat-six boxer engine that delivers 265 hp. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. The Audi TT-S is powered by a 2-liter TFSI engine that has received a larger turbocharger and many additional modifications obtaining a total output of 272 hp (7hp more than the previous model) while the torque remains at 258.15 lb-ft of torque from 2,500 to 5,000 rpm. The sprint from 0 to 60mph is made in 5.2 seconds while top speed is limited to 155 mph.

The competition is pretty stiff, but considering this is a James Bond model and there is only one in the world, exclusivity is definitely the name of the game. Anyone would be crazy not to want to snatch this car up quick.

  • Leave it
    • Because there’s only one, chances are you won’t get it
    • There are barely any changes that make it look exclusive
What do you think?
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  (442) posted on 02.13.2012

This is an exciting Lotus Evora car it’s a James Bond edition. I wished I could have one because it’s a limited edition.

  (530) posted on 09.1.2011

Great car. It looks like race car. I think color black is the best color in that car. Kindly imagine. Black car is on the mountain.

  (410) posted on 02.6.2011

Really amazing car. I like the yellow one it is just a sports car combines with a fashions designs that inspires the users.

  (158) posted on 01.20.2011

Rather than rubbing further salt into the wound about how ripped off we are with car prices here. Maybe a little editing of the conversion price would be good for us hard done by Aussies!

  (745) posted on 01.20.2011

True, but there was a white one in For Your Eyes only as well. Bond has it at the start when he rocks up to the villa in Spain.

  (702) posted on 01.19.2011

True, but there was a white one in For Your Eyes only as well. Bond has it at the start when he rocks up to the villa in Spain.

  (807) posted on 01.19.2011

The white one was in the spy who loved me – the lotus in those colors featured in ‘for your eyes only’ a later film. Just get a white Evora that’s james bond enough, who knows it may also double as a submarine.

  (808) posted on 01.18.2011

I admit that i was amazed with this one, but unfortunately the pricey is an over kill. imagine a $660,000 for a fiat 500?

  (780) posted on 01.18.2011

nice 200 hp for a small car like this is truly amazing, good thing that the wheelbase can compensate with such speed. also if you buy this you can get a limited edition of Ipad.

  (39) posted on 01.18.2011

I see allot of you making fun of it smiley But I think it has some nice touches and also a good price. The paintjob could of been nicer. As it looks now... it’s more like a ski suit than a James Bond smiley

  (65) posted on 01.18.2011

Has a little resemblance with the Aston Martin, from the side. I wonder why those from Aston Martin didn;t thought of naming on of their cars 007 or JB... since as I remember Aston Martin is a favorite car of JB ... and not the Lotus.

Or they are trying to save the brand and in the next movie 007 will use a Lotus smiley

  (151) posted on 01.18.2011

I guess those ski are for reminding you that this is the only luggage you can carry on this! Who needs luggage when it goes skiing?... especially if it’s James Bond! lol

  (111) posted on 01.18.2011

I guess they thought that James bond added to the Lotus brand will sell easier this car. Unfortunately this cannot be further from the truth than anything!

My guess is that this one, aside of the 660.000 Fiat 500 will be two cars extremely hard to sell smiley

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