Lotus 72D (diecast 1:18, Quartzo)

  • Lotus 72D (from 1971)
  • Quartzo
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • JPS
  • private sale
  • 40,00 CHF
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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The Legend of the Lotus 72D: A Technological Milestone

The Lotus 72D represents an era of technological advancement in motorsport and is considered one of the most iconic vehicles of its time. Developed by Colin Chapman and Maurice Philippe, the Lotus 72D was built from 1971 to 1972 and was based on the revolutionary design elements of its predecessor, the Lotus 72, first introduced in 1970. The 72D was known for its wedge shape and side radiators, which improved stability and aerodynamics. With its innovative design, the car set new standards that are still recognized in Formula 1 today.

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Technical Specifications and Design Features of the Lotus 72D

The Lotus 72D is powered by a Ford Cosworth DFV V8 engine with a displacement of 2993cc (183 cubic inches), producing around 450 horsepower at 10,000 rpm. This enabled top speeds of over 300 km/h (186 mph). The suspension of the vehicle consisted of a double wishbone front axle and a multi-adjustable push-rod rear axle. For the first time, an integrated rear brake was used, leading to improved road-holding. This model was not only innovative as a racing car but also brought technical innovations that significantly influenced the understanding of vehicle design in Formula 1.

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Racing Successes of the Lotus 72D and Famous Drivers

In motorsport, the Lotus 72D achieved numerous successes. Its design and technology made it a dominant vehicle in Formula 1. The legendary driver Emerson Fittipaldi won the Driver's World Championship in 1972, solidifying the Lotus 72D as one of the most successful cars in history. Other well-known drivers like Ronnie Peterson and Jackie Stewart also drove this car, contributing to its mythical status. Thanks to its many victories and innovative technology, the Lotus 72D is one of the most legendary racing cars of all time.

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Special Features of the 1/18 Scale Model by Quartzo

For collectors, the 1/18 scale model of the Lotus 72D by Quartzo is a true gem. This diecast model is made of high-quality materials and stands out for its detailed replication of the original. The livery is a striking black with gold stripes and the famous John Player Special logo displayed on the sides of the car. Additionally, sponsor logos of Firestone and Texaco are visible on the fenders and bodywork. This 1/18 scale reproduction is an impressive example of Quartzo's craftsmanship, offering model car enthusiasts an exceptionally realistic representation of the original.

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The Distinctive Appearance: Colors and Details

The 1/18 scale model of the Lotus 72D, part of the collection of Modelly member "Grolimichu," impresses with its eye-catching color scheme and detailed replication. The primary black color is perfectly complemented by golden accents, creating an elegant yet aggressive overall impression. On the bodywork, you can also see the British flag and the driver emblem of Emerson Fittipaldi. The intricate detailing of aerodynamic elements such as the rear wing and side pods adds to the authenticity of this model. Even the tires with the Firestone logo are faithfully reproduced, completing the picture of this masterpiece in the 1/18 scale.


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