Scale: 1/43
Conditions: MB
Carmodel code: CAR171840
Manufacturer code: S1611
Material: resin
Year: 1963
EAN: 9580006916112


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When the Lotus 25 made its appearance in Formula 1 in 1962, the effect was that of a revolution. For its many technical innovations, including the monocoque aluminum frame, the 25 changed the motoring history forever. The car was designed around Jim Clark, and the Scottish champion made his debut with the car at the 1962 Dutch GP. In 1963 Clark won the drivers' championship while Lotus clinched their first manufacturer title. The last victory in F.1 of the Lotus 25 was the one at the French GP of 1965; later the car was replaced by the 33. The 25 had a prestigious career: 25 wins, 13 fastest laps and 17 pole positions.

In 1963 the Englishman Trevor Taylor drove the F.1 world championship season as an official Lotus driver. At the British GP at Silverstone, Taylor qualified in 10th place but was disqualified for being pushed into the pits. Taylor's best result in 1963 was a sixth place in Monaco.

By David Tarallo

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In the history of static modeling, Spark has truly revolutionized the market. The brand was created by Hugues Ripert, whose father André had been one of the main contenders of the artisanal modeling scene in the 70s and 80s. After working for Vitesse, Quartzo and Ixo, Ripert jr did not choose the diecast technique but opted for resin, with production in China but development and conception strictly in the European tradition. In practice the idea was to offer special models built in small series (what were later called "resincast"). The first Sparks were released in 2000, with a quality-price ratio unapproachable for most industrial and artisanal producers. Today Spark continues to churn out dozens of new products a year, having also expanded its production to other scales, such as 1:18 but also 1:64. There are numerous numbered and limited series for the various national distributors and for private customers such as teams, sponsors, drivers and so on.