Lotus Models

Lotus Models

“Simplify, then add lightness.” Defined by the mantra of founder Colin Chapman, Lotus have a long and proud heritage stretching back to 1952. Innovative engineering, cutting-edge technologies and advanced materials have ensured that Lotus proved the value of achieving performance through light weight time and time again throughout motoring history. Reducing mass remains the most effective means of achieving a true connection between driver, car and road; a quality shared by every car to proudly wear the Lotus badge. Each Lotus is hand-built with the very best of British craftsmanship with bold, distinctive, inspirational design and is tested around the famous test track at the factory in Hethel.

Lotus have a strong and successful motorsport pedigree, and Chapman’s innovative designs oversaw a period of domination during the 1960s and 1970s. Stirling Moss recorded the first Lotus victory in Formula One at Monaco in 1960 whilst racing for the independent Rob Walker Racing Team. Team Lotus’ maiden Formula One victory came at the US Grand Prix in 1961 as Innes Ireland took the chequered flag. After that, success in Formula One, Formula Two and Formula Junior was commonplace for Lotus cars. Over the two decades, Lotus won seven Constructors’ Championships and six Drivers’ Championships. This period of dominance cannot be understated. Lotus’ lineage in motorsport is undoubted and was hugely respected by the most famous of drivers: Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi, Mario Andretti, Ronnie Peterson, Carlos Reutemann, Nigel Mansell, Elio de Angelis, Ayrton Senna, Johnny Dumfries, Satoru Nakajima, Nelson Piquet, Mika Häkkinen, Johnny Herbert, Alessandro Zanardi and Jacky Ickx all raced for Lotus at some point in their careers.

More recently, the Lotus name returned to Formula One in 2012. Despite never hitting the heights of the 1960s and 70s, the Lotus F1 team achieved ‘best of the rest’ status in 2012 and 2013, after challenging the dominant leaders in Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull. With drivers such as one-time World Champion Kimi Räikkönen, Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado, the team earned two wins, twenty-three podiums and scored 706 points in four seasons before the team was sold back to Renault.

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Lotus 38 - 1965 Indianapolis 500 Winner

Lotus 38 - 1965 Indianapolis 500 Winner 1:8 SCALE

Designed by Colin Chapman and Len Terry, the Lotus 38 was built to win the Indianapolis 500. A reinvention of the previous Lotus 29 and 34 Indianapolis designs, the 38 was built with a full...

£6,610.00

Lotus 49B (1968) Monaco GP

Lotus 49B (1968) Monaco GP 1:8 SCALE

The Lotus 49 was designed by founder Colin Chapman and Maurice Philippe for racing in the 1967 Formula One season. Powered by the Cosworth DFV engine that powered most of the grid, it was one...

£6,610.00

Lotus 79 (1978) Dutch GP - Andretti

Lotus 79 (1978) Dutch GP - Andretti 1:8 SCALE

Headed by founder Colin Chapman, the 79 was designed by the team at Lotus for the 1978 season. It was the first car to take full advantage of the ‘ground effects’ aerodynamics as pioneered in...

£6,610.00

Lotus 97T - Senna - 1st Place 1985 Portuguese GP

Lotus 97T - Senna - 1st Place 1985 Portuguese GP 1:8 SCALE

The 97T was Team Lotus’ representative in the 1985 Formula One season. Designed by French engineer Gérard Ducarouge, the 97T was a development of the previous year’s 95T, using elements from the abandoned 96T IndyCar...

£6,610.00

Lotus E20 (2012) Nosecone - Grosjean

Lotus E20 (2012) Nosecone - Grosjean 1:12 SCALE

The E20 was the entrant for the Lotus F1 Team for the 2012 Formula One season. It was named in tribute to the contribution of Enstone, the home of Lotus, as the E20 became the...

£140.00

Lotus E20 (2012) Nosecone - Raikkonen

Lotus E20 (2012) Nosecone - Raikkonen 1:12 SCALE

The E20 was the entrant for the Lotus F1 Team for the 2012 Formula One season. It was named in tribute to the contribution of Enstone, the home of Lotus, as the E20 became the...

£140.00