The Lotus 49, with its iconic red and gold livery, lit up the Live Action Arena at the 2014 Autosport International Show in a special demo that also included the iconic 79 Team Lotus car from 1978.
It was designed by Colin Chapman and Maurice Philippe and raced in the 1967 F1 season. It was an advanced design and was used by the team for four years, although they ran with three different versions.
The 49 proved to be a hugely successful machine that was driven by some of the greatest talents in Formula 1. It had an advanced chassis configuration that meant the specially-designed Ford Cosworth DFV engine – which powered most of the F1 grid in the 1970s – became a stress-bearing...
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