Exclusive: up close with the Martini racers
As Martini celebrates its 150th anniversary, we got a few of them into the TG studio…
Posted: 02 Aug 2013
The Lotus 80 used a later incarnation of the Brabham's Ford-Cosworth DFV engine, by now developing 500bhp. And yes, this is a Lotus-painted British Racing Green. JPS had pulled out and Colin Chapman decided on the colour scheme before Martini came on board. To our eyes the blue and red lines don't look as good here as against a white backdrop.