Lotus 49 Colin Chapman’s design genius combined with Cosworth Engineering’s Ford V8 engine and one of the greatest F1 race cars was born. The Lotus 49 chassis when fitted with the delayed Ford Cosworth DFV 3 Litre V8 took the F1 world by storm, winning its first GP in South Africa in 1968 with the late Jim Clark at the wheel. Want this in my garage.
The great Jimmy Clark heads for his fifth grand prix win in the Lotus 49, at Kyalami in 1968. It was the 25th GP win of his career and tragically, it would prove to be his last. Fittingly, he took pole and set fastest lap on his way to victory. LAT photo. RACER.com