Several classic Team Lotus cars entertained the packed crowds at the 2014 Autosport International Show's Live Action Arena. The Lotus 79, which dominated the latter part of the 1978 world championship, was driven in the unique demonstration, alongside the likes of the Lotus 49.
Driven by some true greats from the world of F1, including Ronnie Peterson and Mario Andretti, the ‘Black Beauty’ proved to be a highly successful machine.
The 79 was the first Formula 1 machine to really take full advantage of ground effect. It was designed in late 1977 by Colin Chapman, Geoff Aldridge, Martin Ogilvie, Tony Rudd and Peter Wright.
It was powered by a 3.0 litre Ford-Cosworth DFV engine...
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