2002 Lotus Elise Type 72 review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 11 December 2006 , 14:12:16 byEmil

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Lotus Elise Type 72

Lotus created the Lotus Type 72. This model was one of the most successful cars in the history of Formula One. It is known for using side mounted radiators and a front nose cone that helped the carmaker win twenty world championship races, three Formula 1, Championships of the Constructor and also two World Championships of the Driver, one in 1970 and one in 1972. This model, the Elise Type 72 is the car that was created as a commemorative vehicle, to celebrate all these years of performance and activity.

The Lotus Type 72 was amongst the most successful cars in the history of Formula 1. Its pioneering use of side mounted radiators and a front "wedge" nose cone gained Lotus twenty world championship race wins, three formula 1 Constructor's Championships (1970, 1972 and 1973) and two Driver's World Championships (for Jochen Rindt in 1970 and Emerson Fittipaldi in 1972).

The Elise Type 72 commemorates this historic race car.