Bond's Lotus Esprit voted top vehicle

July 26, 2004 at 12:54 PM

LONDON, July 26 (UPI) -- James Bond's white Lotus Esprit that doubled as a submarine in 1977's "The Spy Who Loved Me" has been voted Britain's favorite on-screen vehicle.

The modified Esprit received 29 percent of the votes when Yahoo! Search asked 1,000 people to name their favorite TV or film vehicle, Sky News said Monday.

Kitt, the talking black car driven in TV's "Knight Rider," came in second with 17 percent and the time-traveling DeLorean in Michael J. Fox's "Back to the Future" films was third with 12 percent of the votes.

The Batmobile from the 1989 film "Batman" placed fourth and Minis from 1969's "The Italian Job" came in fifth.

Starsky & Hutch's Gran Torino came in sixth, the A-Team van from TV's "The A-Team" was seventh and Danny Zuko's Greased Lightning from the 1978 film "Grease" placed eighth.

Herbie, the VW Beetle from "Herbie Goes Bananas," and Robin Reliant from "Only Fools and Horses" were ninth and tenth, respectively.

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