This scale model kit includes all the parts as indicated, but it does not include glue or paints.
Time-limited and unit-limited reedition.
Additional details for the Lotus Ford Type 79
model car kit:
- Manufactured by Model Factory Hiro in 1/12 scale with reference MFH-K312 (also listed as 4571102323121, K312 and K-312).
- Belongs to the Lotus Team.
- Raced at the Austrian Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Dutch Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix in 1978.
- Includes CNC metal parts, metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions.
- Package measures 260 mm x 355 mm x 96 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 2265 g.
- Box barcode 4571102323121 (GTIN/EAN)
- Featured in newsletter 379.
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.