The James Bond Vehicle Library

Lotus Esprit Turbo 2.2

07/08 2001, updated 09/10 2011   by JH

Lotus Esprit Turbo 2.2

Lotus Esprit Turbo 2.2
For Your Eyes Only, 1981
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For Your Eyes Only - 1981
Company vehicle
Vehicle Bond drives


Due to the popularity of the Lotus Esprit in The Spy Who Loved Me, Bond is seen once more behind the wheel of two Esprit's.

The first one (White), Bond's uses it to drive to Gonzales hideout.
Whilst investigating, one of Gonzales men smashes the window with a sledge hammer, which causes the 'Extreme' burglar Alarm system to cause the car to explode, this stunt was played by stunt man Bob Simmons.

Bond's second Esprit Turbo, was used in the second half of the film, first seen in Q's workshop and in two scenes in Cortina. The interior trim was top-quality leather by Guigiaro of Italy.
There appears to be gadgets in the car as Bond tells Luigi not to play with any of the switches, but we don't get to see any of the gadgets being used.

After the filming of the white car, the filmcrew repainted it Cobbermetalic for the rest of the film.

Technical Data

  • Year: 1980
  • Engine: 2174cc, Turbocharged 16V Inline 4-cyl
  • Power: 205 bhp at 6000 rpm.
  • Top speed: 238 kph (148 mph)
    0-60 time: 6.6 seconds
    0-150 time: 15 seconds
  • Colour: white and cobbermetalic
  • Number plate: OPW 654W (white), OPW 678W (cobber)


  • Extreme burglar alarm system
  • Ski Rack

Sources and Links

The Essential Bond, book by Lee Pfeiffer & Dave Worrall, Boxtree, 2000


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