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The Scalextric James Bond Lotus Esprit S1 Wet Nellie Slot Car is based on the model piloted underwater by 007 in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). With fins and rudders deployed, this is the perfect vehicle to pit again the road version of the Esprit S1.
Backstory. Perhaps the single most outlandish car Bond has driven, the iconic white Lotus Esprit is capable of transforming from surface driving to submersible operations underwater. Appearing in The Spy Who Loved Me, this heavily armed vehicle is affectionately known as Wet Nellie. The underwater conversion system includes rudders and fins from the sides, a propeller replacing the back bumper, blackened windows to block out glare and a periscope rises from the roof. In the scene, Bond launches an air-to-sea missile using the car’s gearshift to destroy the hovering helicopter. As Stromberg’s divers attack the car, 007 deploys front-mounted torpedoes, an ink cloud and a mine. 007 re-configures the car back into a land vehicle, emerging from the sea to the surprise of some startled tourists.
Details. A replica of the Lotus Esprit S1 Wet Nellie in 1:32 scale. The car has rubber tyres, easy change pick-ups, high detail Magnatraction and xenon-effect headlights. It is also digital plug ready - digital plug not included. Suitable for ages 5+.