Lotus 77 (1976 Japanese Grand Prix) - 1:43 Scale Model Car by Spark
- 1:43 Scale (approximately four inches in length)
- Resin body, features no opening parts
- Fixed-position steering
- Comes with acrylic dust cover and display base
The 1976 Japanese Grand Prix is best remembered as being the race that gave James Hunt his only Drivers Championship after rival Niki Lauda refused to participate because of monsoon weather conditions. It is often forgotten that the race itself was actually won by Mario Andretti in a Lotus 77, a car that though no favorite of Andretti, was perfectly set up for the high-speed Fuji circuit. Andretti's dominant one-lap victory over Patrick Depallier's Tyrrell and Hunt's McLaren would represent his first F1 win in five years, and would set the stage for his future success and ultimately a World Championship with Lotus in 1978.
Spark's 1:43-scale resin replica of Mario Andretti's Japan-winning Lotus 77 is among their finest F1 offerings ever. Presented in lustrous black-and-gold John Player Special livery, the 77 includes stunningly rendered race wheels, engine detail, and intricate aerodynamic components.