Lotus has unveiled a limited-production version of the Evora Sport 410, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the 1977 Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. More importantly, it pays tribute to one of its most famous ancestors and a star of the film – the Esprit S1.

Created by its in-house personalisation department, Lotus Exclusive, the unique Evora Sport 410 attempts to mimic Bond’s car with several design cues. There are colour-coded bumpers, joined by a one-piece carbon-fibre tailgate and a black coach line. Like the Esprit, the car also gets a bespoke badge script on the B-pillar as well.

Inside, the special Evora features heritage Tartan insert panels on the carbon-fibre sports seats and door card trim, along with red contrast stitching for the Alcantara-trimmed dashboard and console.

Unfortunately, the Bond-themed Evora Sport 410 won’t turn into submarine with a pull of a lever, although it does come equipped with a 3.5 litre supercharged engine that produces 410 hp and 420 Nm. The car also receives improved aerodynamic performance and has been made lighter than a standard Evora 400 as well.

“So many of us recall the impact of the Lotus Esprit when it hit the big screen in The Spy Who Loved Me, and we wanted to honour that with a special Evora Sport 410. It’s the perfect tribute to such an influential Lotus, but a world away in terms of its abilities and performance.

Supremely fast and agile, rivals’ cars look overweight and underpowered in comparison. Lotus was founded on the principle of lightweight engineering and, even today, nobody does it better,” said Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus.