This beautiful and absolutely stunning photograph of the Lotus 72 is a Formula One car designed by Colin Chapman and Maurice Philippe of Lotus for the 1970 Formula One season.The 72 was yet another innovative design by Chapman featuring inboard brakes, side-mounted radiators in sidepods, as opposed to the nose-mounted radiators, which had been commonplace since the 1950s, and an overhead air intake. The overall shape of the car was innovative too, resembling a wedge on wheels which was inspired by the earlier Lotus 56 gas turbine car, and the layout taken from the Lotus 63 four-wheel-drive project testbed. The shape made for better air penetration and higher speeds. In a back-to-back test with the Lotus 49, the 72 was 12 mph faster with the same Cosworth engine. This stunning photograph was taken by James Mann.
This photograph is available in three sizes A4 (21cm x 29.7cm), A3 (29.7cm x 42cm), and A2 (42cm x 59.4cm)
About the Photographer:
James Mann is one of the world's leading car and motorcycle photographers, with more than 30 years of experience shooting for motoring publications, the car industry, and businesses around the world. His work has appeared within and on the covers of more than 50 books and has provided stunning visuals for numerous magazines, including Classic and Sports Car, CAR magazine, Forza, The Sunday Times, and Automobile magazine as well as being chosen to photograph the British Auto Legends stamps for the Royal Mail.
DISCLAIMER: This is an OFFICIAL and copyright photograph by photographer James Mann.