Lotus

The Competition Cars-All the Racing Type Numbers from 1947 to the Modern Era

Lotus The Competition Cars-All the Racing Type Numbers from 1947 to the Modern Era
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Format: Hardcover, 272 Pages
ISBN: 9781844250066
Specs
Illustrations: B&W Ill: 200 - Color Ill: 50
Size: 9.5 x 11.5
Weight: 0.19 lb.
Published: May. 15, 2006
DC: AE
Price: $59.95
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This is a comprehensive survey of Lotus's racing history, covering the extraordinary range of sports-racing and single-seater cars designed by Colin Chapman and his disciples.

Grand Prix machinery predominates, with landmark machines such as the 25 (the first monocoque), 49 (the start of the Cosworth-DFV period), 72 (wedge-shaped with side radiators) and 79 (the all-conquering ground-effect design). Into the narrative are woven the memories of Lotus Formula 1 drivers, and an insiders view of the innovations for which Chapman was personally responsible and those credited to him but derived from others.

Anthony Pritchard is a prolific author who in recent years has been producing books of ever-greater authority. His recent titles for Haynes include Mille Miglia, Aston Martin: A racing history and Scarlet Passion.

Victory Lane, December 2006

“This full chronicle of all the sports racing and formula cars is well done and technically well researched and presented.”

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