INCOMING: HARD-CHARGING 1:43 SCALE CORGI DIECAST LOTUS PERFORMANCE CAR RANGE
With Team Lotus currently standing third in the Formula One Driver’s World Championship, it’s an appropriate time for Corgi to start a collection of Lotus sports and racing cars.
Corgi presents the Lotus Team collection, a series of 1:43 scale diecast model cars. Each model carries an authentic Lotus livery and comes complete with a collector card with info details, all packed in a neat plastic case.
At present the collection includes Lotus F1 cars from the 2012 and 2013 seasons, plus the Lotus Evora road car. There are several colour schemes for this - the one shown here echoes the red-gold-white Gold Leaf Team Lotus markings used in the late 1960s.
For more than 60 years, British car manufacturer Lotus has been designing and building leading edge sports and racing cars, the first of which was built in 1948, in North London by founder Colin Chapman.
A founding Chapman principle was ‘performance through light weight’, and Lotus continues this aim from its design and build HQ, based on a former World War II air base in Norfolk, UK.