1976 Lotus Esprit Submarine Car, photo

1976 Lotus Esprit James Bond’s submarine car

1976 Lotus Esprit submarine car. Used in the James Bond movie “The Spy Who Loved Me”. Part of the James Bond Experience exhibition. Taken at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire, England.

Taken on June 2011 by flickr user sv1ambo.

The Lotus Submarine gadget car, foundly refered to as “Wet Nelie” as tribute to Bond’s autogyro “Little Nelie” from You Only Live Twice. As Well As Being amphibious, the highly armed car has cannons that spray cement on to pursuing vehicles. It also has wheel arches that turns into fins, a small periscope on the roof enabling 007 to navigate at speed underwater and it’s other weaponry includes a missile launched from its rear deck, mines, sprayed black dye, and torpedos shot from the front grille.

Read more about cars in James Bond Movies. All the cars in “The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977).

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