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The Lotus Hot Wheels concept came about through a joint effort between
the Lotus Group and Hot Wheels. A 1:5 scale model of the concept went
on show at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and in 2008 the concept
became a 1:64 model available in the Hot wheels range.
The challenge Hot Wheels set Lotus, and other manufacturers, was to
create a concept which embodied their own design and engineering philosophy.
The designer of the Lotus Hot Wheels concept, Steve Crijns, took elements
from production Lotus cars like the Elise and Exige and incorporated
them into the design in order that the concept was instantly recognizable
as a Lotus. The design was also reflects Lotus' fanaticism with keeping
the weight to a minimum, and as such the body appears to be wrapped
tightly over the mechanical elements. The voluptuous curves this brings
also increases the sporting stance of the car.
Interesting design features of the Lotus Hot Wheels concept include
dramatically different front and rear wheel sizes, a wraparound windscreen,
and a spine running down the center of the car through the cockpit
and holding the massive rear wing.
Similar and related vehicles:
Lotus Esprit Concept
Lotus Elan Concept
Lotus Elise Concept
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