After several uncompetitive seasons with experimental or uncompetitive cars, Colin Chapman went back to basics and designed the Lotus 91 JPS Special, Powered by the Ford Cosworth and using a standard Hewland gearbox, the 91 was uncomplicated and easy to maintain. The new car was the first Lotus chassis to use carbon brakes, improving braking performance considerably.
After a design study, the decision was taken to build the car in carbon fiber and kevlar, making it the second F1 car to race to be built from the material.
Lotus worked hard to make the car as competitive as possible. The lightweight chassis gave the Lotus 91 JPS Special a fighting chance against the far more powerful turbo cars.
The Lotus 91 JPS Special was mostly competitive on ultra-fast tracks like Hockenheim, Monza, and the Osterreichring.
This Smiling Wombat "Grand Prix Heritage" design features the Lotus 91 as driven by World Champion Nigel Mansell.
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