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1981 Lotus Esprit Turbo Series III [Type 82]

1981 Lotus Esprit Turbo [Type 82] in For Your Eyes Only, Movie, 1981 IMDB

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: UK

1981 Lotus Esprit Turbo Series III [Type 82]

Position 00:52:27 [*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle

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G-MANN UK

2008-10-08 17:40

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Bond: I see you managed to get the Lotus back together again.
Q: I disregard these jibes about our equipment, 007. I don't suppose you find it funny in the field.
Bond: Indeed I don't.

After his white Esprit explodes, Bond gets a new bronze one, which he takes to Cortina. However the only extra feature seen on this one is a rack for a set of skis. It appears briefly in 4 scenes.

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The DVLA has an entry for this plate:

The vehicle details for OPW 678W are:
Date of Liability 01 02 2013
Date of First Registration 07 01 1981
Year of Manufacture 1981
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 2174cc
Fuel Type PETROL
Vehicle Colour BLUE

-- Last edit: 2012-10-15 16:44:28

Weasel1984 PL

2008-10-08 17:45

In this scene the white Renault 18 is passing in the background. Though it is rather TOO background.

-- Last edit: 2008-10-08 17:45:28

G-MANN UK

2008-10-08 18:01

saro wrote
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BeanBandit FI

2008-10-09 13:03

My favourite Bond car, the red Turbo Esprit.

Axeman EN

2009-06-11 00:16

Both of the cars for For Your Eyes Only were originally white, but the colour lacked contrast for the ski resort scenes and hence '678 was resprayed Bronze. That's the story I've read.

Jonnie Comet US

2011-10-09 10:35

The Lotus Esprit Turbo of this period was noted as being the 'fastest' production 4-cylinder car at that time, doing something about 154 MPH straight from stock, according to the R&T road test I read at that time.

Danzie UK

2016-07-03 20:07

The very same car - /vehicle_931331-Lotus-Esprit-Turbo-Type-82-1981.html

Aurora MX

2018-06-13 19:09

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Aurora MX

2018-06-13 19:11

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Aurora MX

2018-06-13 19:21

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Aurora MX

2018-06-13 19:21

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robi DE

2019-09-09 07:45

UK plate:
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tumbler2 SX

2021-06-17 21:25

I read OPW 678W was a fake plate used on 2 cars and a rolling chassis that was blown up although that registration is now on a lotus esprit that is still on the road.

OPW 654W was the plate one car was first registered with and NCL 458V was the 2nd.

NCL 458V was also used in a 1983 movie G.B.H, the car is now registered as 459 JTA

-- Last edit: 2021-06-17 21:46:06

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