Back during the 1970s, a white Lotus Esprit S1 became the lead car in the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, which premiered at London’s Odeon Leicester Square on July 7, 1977 (7/7/77). Lotus decided to pay tribute by having its latest hypercar, the Evija, pose next to the Bond car. The Evija is powered by a 70 kWh battery pack sending power to four individual electric motors in the wheels, each rated at 493 hp, for a combined total output of 1,970 hp and 1,254 lb⋅ft of torque. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Lotus Evija is also the automaker’s first road car to boast a full carbon fiber chassis, paired with 20″ / 21″ magnesium wheels in the front and rear respectively, wrapped in Pirelli Trofeo R tires. Automatic torque-vectoring can provide instant power to any combination of two, three or four wheels within a fraction of a second.
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The legendary cinematographer Claude Renoir insisted on white to make the car look stunning in both the bright Mediterranean sunshine (and under its clear waters). Today is 7/7/20 – exactly 43 years later – and we’re marking the occasion with new photography of an Esprit S1 in ‘The Spy Who Loved Me spec’ which is white with a tartan interior, together with a white Evija, our all-electric hypercar,” said Lotus Cars.