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Lotus 86 - Cosworth (1980) Engine 3000cc V8 Cosworth at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed, RK

Lotus 86 - Cosworth (1980). Engine 3000cc V8 Cosworth at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed, by Robert Knight - Flickr.com

The Lotus 86 was a Formula One racing car built by Team Lotus. The car was tested during the 1980 season and served as a prototype for the revolutionary Lotus 88.


The Lotus 86 used the aluminium honeycomb chassis from the Lotus 81. Unlike its conventional sister though, the Lotus 88 had a second chassis to carry the bodywork and the wings, thus neatly side stepping the FIA ban on sliding side skirts