Team Lotus Type 49B 1968 (w/Photo-Etched Parts) model kit 1/12Tamiya
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.