|【 The Black Beauty 】 Team Lotus brought a number of innovations to F1 racing and they introduced the Type 78 in 1977. It featured a slim monocoque chassis with wide side pontoons which had venturi profiles to generate downforce for faster cornering speeds. During the 1977 season, Mario Andretti drove the car to victory at the U.S. West, Spanish, French, and Italian GPs and teammate Gunner Nilsson claimed his first win at the Belgium GP to demonstrate the performance potential of this innovative machine. The following season saw the introduction of the further evolved Type 79 and M. Andretti drove it to claim the drivers' championship and helped the team claim the constructors' title.|
|【 About the Model 】 ★This is a 1/20 scale plastic assembly kit model of the Team Lotus Type 78 1977. Length: 199mm, Width: 100mm. ★The sleek, low profile of the machine has been realistically rendered. ★Cockpit fairing and induction box may be detached even after assembly. ★The distinctive undersurface shape of side pontoons are accurately rendered. ★DFV engine, transmission, and suspension have been precisely replicated. ★2 kinds of decals to depict No.5 and No.6 cars are included. ★Photo-etched parts depict details such as brake discs, radiator core, and rear wing stay. ★Metal transfers depict meter display on the instrumental panel. ★Accurately remodeled original tire's profile.||
Cockpit fairing and induction box may be detached even after assembly.
Photo-etched parts are included to depict brake discs, radiators, wing panels, and rear wing stay.