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TAMIYA 12046 Automotive Model 1/12 Car TEAM LOTUS 72D 1972 & PHOTO-ETCHED PARTS 12046
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The TAMIYA 12046 Automotive Model 1/12 TEAM LOTUS 72D 1972 & PHOTO-ETCHED PARTS is a highly detailed model kit that replicates the Formula One car driven by Emerson Fittipaldi in the 1972 season. This kit features intricate parts that accurately depict the car’s sleek design, including a fully detailed engine and a detailed cockpit with a removable steering wheel. The kit also includes photo-etched parts for added detail and accuracy. The Lotus livery is accurately reproduced with the included decals. This model kit is perfect for automotive enthusiasts who appreciate the history and design of Formula One racing. Tamiya Automotive Model 1/12 Car TEAM LOTUS 72D 1972 & PHOTO-ETCHED PARTS 12046. This is 100% Brand new item and we can ship this item to worldwide.
Item: Scale Automotive Model
The Team Lotus 72, winner of the 1970 F1 championship, featured side-mounted radiators which resulted in a revolutionary wedge-shaped design. It had a powerful Ford Cosworth DFV V8 engine fitted onto an aluminum monocoque frame and featured inboard brake discs, a torsion bar suspension, and inboard dampers. The 1971 season was challenging and the team finished winless, but the 1972 season saw Team Lotus enter the 72D, which featured modifications including a refined induction pod and brake air intakes. Adorned with a black and gold livery, the car was driven by Emerson Fittipaldi to 5 victories, which gave him his first F1 title. The Tamiya 1/12 model kit replica faithfully captures all the details and essence of this iconic F-1 machine form the early 1970`s.
1/12 scale plastic assembly kit
Suspension is movable. Working steering wheel is linked to front wheels
Exquisite DFV engine includes fuel pipes and ignition cables
Front fairing and cockpit fairing are detachable
Includes photo-etched parts to depict radiator, wingtip panels, brake discs and metal parts for seatbelts to achieve the ultimate finish
Seatbelt stickers included
Realistic synthetic rubber tires included
Comes with 1 seated driver figure
A History Maker
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 on 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.
About the Model
This is a 1/12 scale plastic model assembly kit recreating the Team Lotus 72D that took the team and star driver Emerson Fittipaldi to championships in 1972. Length: 400mm, width: 173mm, height: 87mm. The distinctive wedge-shaped 72D form is captured with aplomb. Torsion bar suspension mimics that of the real car, and provides smooth movement. Steering wheel moves front wheels via rack and pinion mechanism. Breathtaking Cosworth DFV engine recreation even features tubing to recreate pipes and wiring. Front cowl and cockpit cowl fairings can be removed after assembly. Features semi-pneumatic synthetic rubber tires. Photo-etched parts and seatbelt parts add further to the precision finish. Driver figure included.
Item Included: 1 x Tamiya Automotive Model 1/12 Car TEAM LOTUS 72D 1972 & PHOTO-ETCHED PARTS 12046
|Dimensions||55 × 45 × 15 cm|