Hammond drives the icons: Lotus Esprit
Supercar styling inside and out, pop-up headlights, ruched leather... this is the Lotus Esprit
Posted: 02 Apr 2013
Peel your eyes away from the orange ruched leather, and look at the stereo. It's got a cassette player, and it's mounted on the ceiling. It's like being on the flight deck of a jumbo jet. My God, but this must have felt special in 1980, when, don't forget, everything was pretty awful. And then this comes along. It's bigger, brighter and bolder than just about anything else. And, best of all, it's British. If that doesn't get your kipper tie twitching, nothing will.