[Innovative mid-engined lightweight sports revives] In 1966, we adopted a mid-engined layout that was epoch-making at that time, and boasted the world’s top class cornering performance by taking advantage of the lightweight body and low form of the FRP body. Is Lotus Europa. Among them, the special that appeared in 1972 is the final enhanced version equipped with a 126-horsepower 1.6-liter in-line 4-cylinder DOHC engine. A 5-speed transmission can be selected as an option, and aluminum wheels were equipped as standard. In addition, the body is decorated with pinstripes reminiscent of the JPS color Lotus that was active in F1 at that time, and the lower part of the side is all silver regardless of the body color. As a masterpiece of lightweight sports created by Colin Chapman, the founder of Lotus who loves sports cars and is known as an original idea man, he still has many fans all over the world.
[Model outline ] ★ 1/24 scale, total length 168 mm, total width 73 mm, total height 47 mm. ★ The low and sharp form is reproduced as it is in the actual vehicle. ★ The in-line 4-cylinder DOHC engine uses metal air funnels and etched parts to make it look good. ★ The characteristic Y-shaped backbone frame and front and rear suspension are also realistically modeled. ★ The interior is also finished with a three-dimensional effect. Seat belts are also available for the driver and passenger seats. ★ RS Watanabe 8-spoke wheels and rear wing are also included. ★ The Lotus logo, badge, mirror surface, etc. at the rear end of the engine hood are reproduced with metal inlet marks. ★ Bumpers and mirrors are plated parts.