When the skirts of the Formula 1 wing cars were banned at short notice for 1981 Team Lotus took a former idea from their drawer to realize the idea of a twin chassis in their new type 88 to circumvent the ground effect ban. The official presentation was even attended by the British prime minister Margaret Thatcher with Colin Chapman himself at the wheel. Peter Wright's design proved very fast but the FISA soon declared the design illegal.
Spark 1/43rd scale. Special model for the UK. Limited edition of 1000 pieces, individually numbered. High quality super detailed resincast model car with photo etched parts 1/43rd scale. Model size approximately 10 cm.
Lotus Team founder Colin Chapman at the wheel of his double chassis design Lotus 88 for the 1981 Formula 1 season which was later declared illegal by the FISA.
Manufacturer ref. no.: UK002