1:20 Scale Tamiya Lotus Type 79 1978 F1 Model Kit

£44.99

  • 1:20 SCALE TAMIYA BRAND CAR MODEL KIT – LOTUS TYPE 79 1978
  • SUPERB DETAIL & QUALITY CAR ENTHUSIAST MODELLING KIT
  • RARE COLLECTABLE ITEM TO BUILD OR COLLECT
  • INCLUDES DECALS AND ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
  • GLUE AND PAINT REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY – SEE OUR GLUE SECTION HERE
  • AIRFIX TYPE ASSEMBLY CAR MODEL KIT
  • ADD GLUE, TOOLS AND PAINT AT NO EXTRA SHIPPING COST WHEN BUYING THIS KIT
  • ALSO SEE OUR ACCESSORIES PAGE TO MODIFY THIS KIT TO YOUR OWN STYLE
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In 1977, Lotus introduced a ground effect car, the Type 78 which had a slim monocoque chassis and wide side pontoons with undersurfaces like inverted aircraft wings. Round 6 Belgium GP in the 1978 season saw the introduction of the further evolved Type 79. The fuel tanks were placed behind the cockpit and the rear suspension featured effective inboard dampers.

Mario Andretti was paired with Ronnie Peterson that year, and the former drove the car to an impressive pole-to-finish debut win. More success followed, with Andretti taking 5 wins to claim the drivers’ championship and Peterson adding another win to help the team claim the constructors’ title.

The Type 79 greatly influenced later F1 machines and its overwhelming speed as well as graceful design and livery earned it the nickname “Black Beauty.”

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Weight 300 g