Pocher 1/8 Model kit HK114 Lotus 72D (1972) Completely new design by Pocher: The English announce an English Formula 1 car: Lotus 72D from 1972, British GP version, driver Emerson Fittipaldi. The new kit should be released in autumn 2021 - which would surprise us. In the past, delays with new Pocher models were up to two and a half years. We will see.
The Lotus 72 is seen by many to be the most beautiful, innovative and iconic Formula One racing car of the 1970s. Colin Chapman’s revolutionary idea of moving the radiator from the front of the car to a pair in sidepods allowed a sweeping change in the looks, handling and ability of Formula One cars. Firstly in Gold Leaf colours and then in the stunning black and gold of JPS, the Lotus 72 swept all before it in the early 1970s, proving to be the class of the field. Powered by a just as legendary engine - the Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 - the Lotus mated the power of this world beating engine with handling that left the rest of the field behind. This chassis – identity number 7 (of 9) - was raced at the 1972 British Grand Prix by the soon to be World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi. Around the sweeping confines of the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit Emerson emerged victorious over the Tyrrell of Jackie Stewart by just 4 seconds as he charged towards that year’s crown.
This amazing Pocher model features detail from the monocoque chassis right up, through the suspension and engine components to the incredibly detailed cockpit. All logos are faithfully recreated and with real rubber tyres this impressive 1:8 model will become the star of any collection of motorsport heroes, famous cars, or pieces of art.
Pocher - resurgence of a legend
In the mid-sixties Arnaldo Pocher began manufacturing model kits of famous automobiles in 1/8 scale in italy. Over the years the company he founded produced models of iconic super sports cars such as the FIAT 130 hp, the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 or the Mercedes Benz 500 K. Later having been acquired by Rivarossi the Ferrari Testarossa joined the new Pocher Prestige series. The Testarossa was Pochers first model featuring a body made of metal die-cast, a formula for success that has been adopted fort he new Ferrari F40, too. In 1998 the Porsche 911 was Pocher’s last model kit. In 2004 Pocher joined the Hornby family and after a long period of planning the resurgence of a legend was announced in 2013 with several Lamborghini models.
WARNING: This product is not a toy and not suitable for children under 14 years!