Thursday, February 12, 2009

IXO 1/43 - LOTUS ELITE - LE MANS 1989


The first Elite or Lotus Type 14 was an ultra-light two-seater coupé, produced from 1957 to 1963. Making its debut at the 1957 London Motor Car Show, Earls Court, the 14 spent a year in development, aided by "carefully selected racing customers", before going on sale. Elites won their class six times at the 24 hour Le Mans race as well as two Index of Thermal Efficiency wins. The Elite was the first Lotus produced car to race in Australia and the original car to be raced in Australia is currently in boxes under re-furbishment.

Another to keep Lotus collectors happy. IXO have already released a car from the 1960 series, No.43. The lastest release, No.38, crewed by J.C Vidtilles should complement it well. This model does not disappoint with its high level of detail. See more.

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