Lovers of F1 and of the Lotus team in particular are in luck with the Lotus 79, as they have the option of opting for the Tamiya or Hasegawa
kit in plastic. If you are one of the latter, and you want to give your model an extra touch of realism with a good set of photo-etched parts that include details such as the radiator grilles, the base of the intake trumpets, the upper part of the monocoque or the brake discs, do not miss the opportunity to get one of the units that Studio27 reissues for a limited time
, which also includes the fabric for the harnesses
in case you prefer to use the loose buckles of the set.
Additional details for the Lotus Ford Type 79
detail up set:
The Lotus 79 was a Formula One car designed in late 1977 by Colin Chapman, Geoff Aldridge, Martin Ogilvie, Tony Rudd and Peter Wright of Lotus. It is considered by many the most significant and respected racing car design of all time. The Lotus 79 was the first F1 car to take full advantage of ground effects aerodynamics, pioneered in its immediate predecessor, the Lotus 78. The undercar pressure problems in the 78 were resolved with the 79, with further design work on the venturi tunnels under the car, which allowed the low pressure area to be evenly spaced along the whole of the underside. This was achieved by extending the rear bodywork to a point inside the rear wheels, allowing the underside to extend further back, instead of ending abruptly in front of the rear wheels on the 78. As a result, the rear suspension was also redesigned to allow the air to exit the rear more cleanly than on its predecessor. This allowed a smaller rear wing to be designed, causing less drag. When the car first appeared, the upper bodywork was steeply raked and featured Coke bottle sidepods. After work in the wind tunnel, these features were found to be unnecessary, as the car generated so much downforce anyway. These features were however later incorporated into the Lotus 80.
This item is not suitable for children under 18 years old. SpotModel recommend this item for advanced modellers and professionals with high experience on building cars and bikes. Read carefully all instructions.