Team Lotus Type 49B 1968 (w/Photo-Etched Parts) model kit 1/12
Team Lotus Type 49B 1968 (w/Photo-Etched Parts) model kit 1/12 Team Lotus Type 49B 1968 (w/Photo-Etched Parts) model kit 1/12
Kit# 12053

The Team Lotus Type 49 featured its Ford Cosworth DFV engine as a stressed member, a layout which revolutionized Formula 1. The 49B evolution debuted in the third race of the 1968 season, featuring downforce-improving revisions such as a front wing and wedge-shaped engine cowling. From the sixth race, a high rear wing was added in place of the engine cowling; its stay was affixed directly to the rear uprights with the intention of providing the downforce straight to the rear wheels. That year, famed driver G.Hill took 3 victories on his way to the Drivers' Championship, while Team Lotus also picked up the Constructors' crown. Perhaps equally as importantly, the car also ushered in the era of sponsor-colored cars, and the phasing out of the previous norm of national colors.

About the Model

Team Lotus 49B 1968 offers excellent detail, plus photo-etched parts to further enhance your modeling experience.

Length: 360mm, width: 165mm, height: 122mm. The model captures the car's slim, compact form. Movable suspension utilizes realistic mechanism.

DFV engine is recreated in detail. Parts are included to recreate high rear wing, as well as high front wing seen in 1969 South African Grand Prix. Comes with semi-pneumatic rubber tires and driver figure. Masking stickers are included for use when painting the model.