13 Jul '18, 2am

Lotus Exige Type 49 and 79 ‘Celebration’ cars unveiled https://t.co/T8dAvb3yqW

Lotus Exige Type 49 and 79 ‘Celebration’ cars unveiled https://t.co/T8dAvb3yqW

There’s no shortage of special editions when it comes to Lotus, but this one’s pretty desirable. Hethel has unveiled two unique Celebration cars, the Exige Type 49 and 79, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018. The Celebration cars pay homage to two of the most recognisable race cars in the British brand’s history and its 70th birthday. In addition to 2018 marking the 70th anniversary of Lotus’ birth, it’s a milestone for two historic racers. The Exige Type 49 marks the 50 years since Graham Hill clinched both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championship in the Lotus Type 49. The Exige Type 79 salutes the 40 years since Mario Andretti won his World Championship, and Lotus the Constructors’ Championship, in the Lotus Type 79. The “Gold Leaf” Type 49 and “John Player Special” 79 are just two of the cars that helped forge Lotus’ reputation in racing. In Formula 1, it ha...

Full article: https://paultan.org/2018/07/13/lotus-exige-type-49-and-79...

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