Tamiya Team Lotus Type 72D 1972

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TEAM LOTUS TYPE 72D 1972 DESCRIPTION The Lotus 72 was certainly an attention-grabbing car, and not just because of the stunning performance which swept Jochen Rindt to a world championship in 1970. An unmistakable wedge-shaped silhouette, cockpit-side radiators and torsion bar spring suspension were just some of the notable features in its avant-garde design. Team Lotus were never ones to rest upon their laurels, and the 1972 iteration of the car, the 72D was updated across the board - including a high-profile change of sponsor and a striking black color scheme. Burgeoning Brazilian driving sensation Emerson Fittipaldi was right at home in the 72D, and his 5 victories from 12 races were enough to take him to a maiden drivers' championship and Lotus to yet another team championship crown. • 1/12 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 400mm, width: 173mm, height: 87mm. • Front and rear suspension with torsion bars is movable to recreate the actual mechanism of the car. • The steering wheel moves front wheels. • Detailed DFV engine features depictions of pipes and cables for the ignition system. • The front fairing and cockpit fairing are detachable. • Realistic synthetic rubber tires. • Photo-etched parts are included for the ultimate finish. • Moving depictions of complex front and rear suspensions employ coil springs. • Comes with a driver figure.