1:12 scale Lotus 98T
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The year is 1986. The “Ace” in the previous season, de Angelis left the team,
making A. Senna the No. 1 driver from every aspect. The machine driven by Senna
in the 1986 season, LOTUS TYPE 98T will be in the large 1/12 scale from MFH.
■The 98T was designed by Gérard Ducarouge, who achieved great result in the
previous designs. The 98T was based on the previous model 97T and installed with
the Renault turbo engine and with improved aerodynamics to utilize the power of
The shape of the rear cowl part was changed and to be integrated with the side
parts , front wing changed to straight type, and the side of the diffuser had
also been cut. The shape of monocoque, rear suspension design, transmission,
engine chamber, intercooler, and radiator etc. are updated in 98T.
■Together with the transforming to 1/12 scale, the shape of parts have been
reviewed and newly designed. Changes between 97T and 98T will also be
■This kit will be including the V6 engine, the pioneer of installing turbo in
the F1 engine, with the unique mechanism.
■The wheel rim are made of aluminium, the wheel dish are made of aluminium and
coated with almite gold colour. However in the Hungarian GP version, where the
team changed to use the dish made by Dymag in the second half of the season, the
kit will also include this change including the colour from gold to black.
■The carbon pattern which in many places in the monocoque will be reproduced by
the carbon patterned silk-screen printed decal sheet.
■This kit is a multi material kit. Various piping, tubes, mesh hose, and etc are
■The under plate will be a large photo etch piece, to increase the level of
reality and the texture.
■The cowl is attached my magnets and can be easily detached to review the
[ K439 Ver. A :1986 Rd.2 Spanish GP / Rd.7 U.S. GP ]
This version is based on Round 2 Spanish GP and Round 7 U.S. GP, which A. Senna
won both races. 4 pieces of flap rear wings, and the front brake duct are the
characteristics of this version.
[ K440 Ver. B :1986 Rd.5 Belgian GP ]
This version is based on Round 5 Belgian GP. The angle of the flaps had been
changed and the rear wing specialized for this circuit. Also including
differently shaped front and rear brake duct.
[ K441 Ver. C :1986 Rd.11 Hungarian GP ]
This version is based on Hungarian GP which A. Senna finished in 2nd position,
fought vigorously with Nelson Piquet from the Williams Honda.
The black almite wheel dish which had been used frequently in the second half in
the season will be included.
All picture below are courtesy of MFH