Sunday, March 13, 2011

Lotus Europa John Player Special (1972-74)

The "Europa Special" was powered by a 126 bhp "Big Valve" version of the Lotus-Ford Twin Cam engine.
Top speed of 123 mph (198 km/h), 0–60 mph in 6.6 seconds.
Introduced in September 1972 the first 200 big valve cars were badged and painted 
to honour the just won Team Lotus's 1972 F1 World Championship title 
with John Player Special as sponsors, all with 5 speed gearbox, 
these were all black with gold pin stripe matching the livery of the GP cars – 
plus a numbered JPS dash board badge, becoming the first ever 
John Player Special commemorative motor vehicles. 

The 1973 Lotus F1 Racing Team

(Photos from, &

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