Tamiya 1:12 Lotus 49B GP 1968 mit Photoätzteilen

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Tamiya 1:12 Lotus 49B GP 1968 mit Photoätzteilen

The Team Lotus Type 49B evolution debuted in the third race of the 1968 season. It kept the DFV Cosworth
engine as a stressed member, while adding downforce-improving revisions such as a front wing and wedgeshaped
engine cowling. From the sixth race, a distinctive high rear wing was added, which was attached
directly to the rear uprights (other teams attached theirs to the engine block) so as to feed downforce directly
back to the suspension. Furthermore, ever-inventive team chief and designer Colin Chapman bedecked the 49B
in sponsor colors; it was essentially the first time that had been done in Formula One, and quickly set a trend
which continues even into the modern day. That year, the Type 49B would make driver Graham Hill and Lotus
champions as the British team overcame the devastating loss of mercurial driver Jim Clark.
About the Model
• This is a 1/12 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 360mm, width: 165mm, height: 122mm.
• The model artfully captures the Type 49B’s slim, compact form.
• Excellent detail is provided by metal air funnels, plus photo-etched parts to recreate brake discs, radiator,
seatbelt parts and more.
• Movable front/rear suspension utilizes realistic mechanism.
• DFV engine is rendered in detail.
• Parts included to recreate high rear wing, plus the high front wing seen in 1969 South African Grand Prix.
• Comes with semi-pneumatic rubber tires and driver figure.
• Steering wheel moves front wheels.
• Markings included to recreate the revolutionary livery, plus black Lotus nose badge used after Clark's death.
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