Classic Team Lotus comissioned RBA Models to produce a limited edition 1:43 box set of some of the most famous Team Lotus cars...
Classic Team Lotus presents the CLASSIC COLLECTION to celebrate 77 Grand Prox winds and seven World Championships from 479 Grand prox between 1958 and 1994.
Innes Ireland, Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fitipaldi, Ronnie Peterson, Mario Andretti, Gunnar Nilsson, Elio de Angelis and Ayrton Senna are the Team Lotus Grand Prix Winning Works drivers.
The CLASSIC COLLECTION is a selection of the innovative F1 designs inspired by Colin Champman that more often than not revolutionised F1 design straight out the box.
|Clark, Lotus 25, 1963
1962, Type 25, 7 chassis, 25 GP - Revolutionary twin boom chassis concept that led on to the full monocoque type 38. Increased chassis stiffness gave handling gains. The booms provided the perfect home for aero spec fuel cells.
|Clark, Lotus 33, 1965
1964, Type 33, 7 chassis, 22 GP - Evolutionary development of the type 25. No matter how successful the existing car Colin Chapman always looked forward. The type 33 was extraordinarily compact for when minimising frontal area was vital.
|Hill, Gold Leaf Lotus 49, 1967
1967, Type 49, 9 chassis, 34 GP - Colin Chapman recognised the potential of a bespoke engine designed in harmony with the chassis. He convinced Ford to 'badge' the Cosworth DFV. This fully stressed engine raced in F1 from 1967 to 1985.
|Fittipaldi, John Player Special Lotus 72D, 1972
1970, Type 72, 7 chassis, 75 GP - Side radiators enabled wedge shape to minimise drag and optimise down force. Torsion bar suspension and inboard brakes minimised unsprung weight for best tyre performance. Six seasons, three World Championships.
|Andretti, John Player Special Lotus 78, 1977
1977, Type 78, 4 chassis, 22 GP - The 'ground effect' type 78 harnessed the huge potential of undercar aerodynamics with venturi profiled sidepods and sealing skirts. Colin Chapman referred to it as the 'Something for nothing car'.
|Reutemann, Essex Lotus 79, 1979
1978, Type 79, 5 chassis, 26 GP - 'Black Beauty' took ground effect to the next level and Team Lotus was dominant. Mario Andretti was moved to comment "The 79? Well, I'll tell ya, it's just beautiful. It feels like it's painted to the road". BRG for 1979.