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ZAP three-wheeled electric sports car. “The enviromentally friendly ZAP Alias does 0 to 60mph in just 5.7 seconds with a top speed of 156mph. The futuristic-looking two-seater is being developed with the help of British car company Lotus.”

LOTUS-CLIMAX 25 Seven cars were built in total, numbered R1 to R7. Four cars - R1, R2, R3 and R5 - were written off (three of them by Trevor Taylor) in accidents between 1962 and 1966. The most successful was R4, which Clark drove to all seven of his World Championship wins in 1963. This car was later crashed by Richard Attwood then rebuilt as a Lotus 33 using a spare monocoque of that type and unofficially known as R13. (ph: wikimedia.com, Source : wikipedia.org)

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In pictures: F1 of yesterday

Far away from today’s high-tech pit garages, Gold Leaf Team Lotus mechanics had to cope with an engine failure on Graham Hill’s Lotus 49B at the 1969 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The job took less than three hours with tools scattered over the paddock.

Emerson Fittipaldi taking the Lotus 56B powered by a Pratt & Whitney gas turbine to 8th in the 1971 Italian Grand Prix. Based on a Lotus Indy turbine car, the 56B appeared in only three Grands Prix, without scoring any points.

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