May 4, 2013

Magnificent JPS Lotus 72

JPS Lotus 72 by DeTomaso77
JPS Lotus 72, a photo by DeTomaso77 on Flickr.

The ratio detail/scale is just over 9000! ;)

Via Flickr:
The JPS 72 built to go with my JPS Transporter.

The Lotus 72 gained JPS livery in 1972 and with it Emmerson Fittipaldi claimed the World Championship, and came close the following season. With the failure of the Lotus 76, the Lotus 72 had to be used for a futher two seasons before finally retiring.

It turned out to be the most successful Formula 1 car ever with twenty race wins. The Lotus 72 raced for six years! and won three Constructor's Championships. The JPS livery was used in the 1972-75 seasons with the Lotus 72 in D, E and F configurations.