Lotus 79

Ranked #3 on the list The Greatest Formula 1 Cars Of All-Time

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About Lotus 79

  • Year Launched: 1978

The car that perfected "ground effect", the Lotus 79 was so far ahead of the pack that its drivers were literally out of sight after a few laps. The car cornered as if on rails and could easily zip past its slower opposition on the outside of tight bends. As long as it was reliable, it was untouchable.

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