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LOTUS 78 AND 79: THE GROUND EFFECT CARS


A book devoted to the stunning first wing cars, the Lotus 78 and 79, extremely well documented and superbly illustrated. To document his book, Tipler was given access to the Lotus archives and also... Read more
Publisher: Crowood
Language: English
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A book devoted to the stunning first wing cars, the Lotus 78 and 79, extremely well documented and superbly illustrated.

To document his book, Tipler was given access to the Lotus archives and also spent a lot of time talking with former Team Lotus engineers (including vehicle engineer Martin Ogilvie and aerodynamicist Peter Wright), fabricators, race mechanics and drivers, such as Mario Andretti and Carlos Reutemann. 

The JPS-sponsored Lotus 78 was the car that started the ground effect revolution in Formula 1. By means of sidepods and flexible skirts, the air that passed under the car was used to create a zone of low air pressure underneath the car that literally sucked it to the ground. 

Its successor, the stunning 79, was a true wing car, the car Mario Andretti drove to the World Championship in 1978.

The book also devotes some pages to the ill-fated Lotus 80, the car that was designed to run without front and rear wings.

Lotus 78 and 79: The Ground Effect Cars is very entertaining with several anecdotes and notes about what really happened during those days when aerodynamics was still a form of black art. 

Product specification

Binding
In paperback
Pages
208
ISBN / EAN
9781847971432
Publisher
Languages
English
Publication date
05/2012
Dimensions
19 x 25 x 1,5 cm

Additional information

Book type or Series
History - Descriptive; Racing

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