【 Root of the Wing Revolution 】 The Team Lotus Type 78 showcased its performance in the 1977 race season. Its innovative design featured a slim monocoque with side pontoons, which had undersurfaces shaped like inverted aircraft wings to generate downforce, and instantly rendered all other race car designs obsolete. The two cars were driven by Mario Andretti and Gunnar Nilsson that year, with the former taking victories at the U.S. West, Spanish, French, and Italiah GPs while the latter won at the Belgian GP. The Type 78 also went on to evolve into the even more famous championship-winning Type 79. |
【 About the Model 】 ★1/20 scale finished plastic display model. Length: 225mm, Width: 102mm ★The car's sharp, ground-hugging form with side pontoons has been accurately reproduced. ★Expertly finished with Team Lotus' classic gloss black livery, with markings to depict Mario Andretti's No.5 car. ★Highly detailed DFV engine, transmission, and suspension. ★Photo-etched parts for the wingtip plates, seatbelt buckles, etc. help enhance realism. ★Side mirror surfaces depicted with metal transfers. ★Realistic rubber tires feature accurate profiles. ★Display base with name plate and clear case also included.