Lotus 88 (Nigel Mansell - British GP Practice 1981) Diecast Model Car by Minichamps
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This Lotus 88 (Nigel Mansell - British GP Practice 1981) Diecast Model Car is Black and has working wheels and also comes in a display case.
It is made by Minichamps and is 1:43 scale (approx. 8cm / 3.1in long).
The Lotus 88 is anything but unknown. This early 80s machine is well known the formula 1 friends – even though this revolutionaly formula 1 race car did not participate in a single race. Four times the deep black rockets appeared on race weekends and the stewards even gave their green light for practice participation, but before the race started the FISA, which was the responsible authority at the time, declared the Lotus 88 formula 1 cars as illegal. The sensitive Elio de Angelis and the rookie Nigel Mansel were black flagged during practice and had to switch to the previous years Lotus 87 models.
Many know the Lotus 88 as double decker, since it had two Chassis. In 1981 the short era of the “ground effect” formula cars – the undercarriage and the side boxes were a full effected wing profile and the side channels were sealed on the tarmac abrading ceramic skirts. The car was aspirated, due to the Venturi effect, because of the contrary wise wing. The track adherence was so strong that the front wing was not necessary anymore.
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