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1/20 1977 Lotus Type 78 GP Race Car
1/20 1977 Lotus Type 78 GP Race Car by Tamiya. Ages 12+. Tamiya Team Lotus 1978 Type 78 F1Plastic Model KitThis is a Tamiya Team Lotus 1978 Type 78 F1 Plastic Model Kit. Lotus has brought a number of innovations to F1 racing since they entered their firstrace in 1958. The introduction of ground effect cars, the result of their aerodynamics research, was one of the highlights. In 1977, Lotus introduced the Type 78 (base model for the Type 79) which had a slim monocoque chassis and wide side pontoons with under surfaces like inverted aircraft wings. Airfow beneath the side pontoons thus enabled the body to generate downforce for stronger traction and faster cornering speeds. Mario Andretti and Gunnar Nilsson drove the car in the 1977 season, and despite early season troubles, they went on to take 4 and 1 wins respectively to prove the car's potential. Features and Specifications:? Scale: 1:20? Length: 225mm? Width: 102mm? Highly-Detailed Molded Plastic Parts ? Detailed DFV Engine, Transmission and Suspension? Side Mirror Surfaces and Instrument Panel Depicted with Metal Transfers ? Waterslide Decals to Depict Two Different Vehicles (No.5 and No.6 Cars as Seen at Brithish GP)? Detailed Instructions and Paint Guide *This is an unpainted plastic model kit. Kit requires assembly and painting. Modeling tools, adhesives and paint required (available separately).Suggested Paint Colors: Black, Gun Metal, Chrome Silver, Gold Leaf, Semi-Gloss Black, Flat Base, Green, Red, Flat Black, Flat Aluminum, Metallic Grey and Flat Red.