The Cars of Bond, James Bond

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
1977 Lotus Esprit S1 “Wet Nellie”
The Wetbike wasn’t the only water-going vehicle in “The Spy Who Loved Me.” In perhaps one of the only land-and-sea-based vehicular chase scenes, Bond and his Russian counterpart Major Anya Amasova (Barbara Bach) are initially chased down the winding mountain roads of Sardinia in a Lotus Esprit. A pursuing sedan (in which actor Richard Kiel’s infamous character Jaws rides) gets summarily stricken by cement sprayed from the back of the Lotus, covering the pursuers’ windshield before the car ends up careening over a cliff into a Sardinian farmhouse — and Jaws walks away unscathed.

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