1:18 Exoto - 1972-73 Lotus Type 72D - #2 Ronnie Peterson - JPS Livery Diecast Model
A superb model of the twice World Champion Formula 1 racing machine: the slick Lotus Ford Type 72D. A Colin Chapman classic featuring hip radiators, sculptured airbox, and far out-rigged rear wing and oil tank. The successful 72s were complex, and often recalled by their British mechanics as sods to work on!
The functional steering mechanism, working suspension, and photo-etched parts and pieces just add to the realism. The detail, paint finish, and racing livery are superior to anything you've ever seen, or touched - until now!
• Rear half-shafts turn with rear axle
• Genuine Firestone design slicks
• Aluminum film heat shield between monocoque body and engine
• Active working suspensions, front and rear
• Steering wheel function
• Tampo printed racing graphics. No decals
• Highly detailed engine, fully wired and plumbed
• Photo-etch hip radiators
• Highly detailed chassis and suspension components
• Fully detailed driver and cockpit
• Wired instrumentation
• Numerous photo-etch parts
• Designed in 1:18 scale. Over 10" long
• Full die-cast body. Chrome chassis, simulating aluminum
• Superb 11 step paint finish
• Hand assembled from over 150 scaled precision parts
All of Peterson's 1973 wins in were in chassis number Lotus 72E/6. At Monza, on a very hot September day, Ronnie Peterson started from the pole position. When the green flag fell, he and his team mate Emerson Fittipaldi soon pulled away from the field and circulated the Monza circuit lap after lap in order. By the end of the race, everyone was expecting Peterson to let Fittipaldi through since he still had a slim chance at retaining his world championship. That was not to be, however, and Peterson took a mere 0.8Â second victory over his team mate. This was the first Lotus one-two finish since the 1968 South African Grand Prix.