The Lotus 49 racing car changed Formula One forever. Designed by Colin Chapman and Maurice Philippe for the 1967 Formula One season, the big innovation was the Cosworth DFV stressed member engine. This revolutionary design embraced engine vibrations by transferring the forces generated to specific parts of the vehicle. The result was a Formula One machine with fewer parts and reduced weight. The Lotus 49 die-cast race car is a 1:18 scale replica of the #10 car that Graham Hill drove when he won the 1968 Spanish Grand Prix. The exquisite details on the Lotus 49 include British flags on the hood of the car, FORD printed on the engine, Firestone logos on the tires, and even Hill's name on his helmet. It is made of die-cast metal and high-impact plastic and features full functioning steering, four wheel suspension, detailed chassis and a separate exhaust system. This replica of the historic Formula One car is ready to race into your collection.