Tamiya Team Lotus Type 72D 1972 Grand Prix Racing Car Model Kit 1/12 12046

Tamiya Team Lotus Type 72D 1972 Grand Prix Racing Car Model Kit 1/12

SKU: 12046
GTIN: 4950344063185
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Product Specifications
  • Brand: Tamiya
  • MPN: 12046
  • Scale: 1/12
  • Type: Racing Car
  • Material: Plastic
  • Model: Team Lotus Type 72D Kit 12046
  • AGE: 14+
  • Colour: Multicoloured
  • Country of Origin: Philippines
  • Product Features: Requires Painting
  • Product Height: 8.7 cm
  • Product Length: 40 cm
  • Product Width: 17.3 cm
  • Sub Type: Kit
  • Product Theme: Transportation
  • Year Released: 2023
  • Weight: 0.945 Kg

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Product Information

This product for sale is the Tamiya Team Lotus Type 72D 1972 Grand Prix Racing Car Model Kit 1/12. WWSM includes FREE Delivery to ALL UK destinations for these model kit products.

The Tamiya Team Lotus Type 72D 1972 Grand Prix Racing Car Model Kit 1/12 allows enthusiasts to experience racing history. This model commemorates the Lotus 72D, a vehicle that captured the world's attention with its avant-garde design and stunning performance.

Tamiya has represented this kit with striking detail, featuring movable front and rear suspension with torsion bars to emulate the actual mechanism of the car. A detailed DFV engine with pipe and cable depictions for the ignition system adds to the realism. The steering wheel controls the front wheels, while realistic synthetic rubber tyres provide an authentic look. The front and rear fairings are detachable, and photo-etched parts add the ultimate finish. Moving depictions of front and rear suspensions employ coil springs for added complexity. The kit is completed with a driver figure, allowing you to recreate the 1972 Grand Prix season.

Background Information on Team Lotus Type 72D 1972 Grand Prix Car:

The Lotus 72D is renowned as one of the most innovative racing cars of its era. With an unmistakable wedge-shaped silhouette, cockpit-side radiators, and torsion bar spring suspension, its design was truly ahead of its time.

Always at the forefront of innovation, Team Lotus introduced the 72D in 1972 with various updates, including a sponsor change and a new black colour scheme. Driven by the burgeoning Brazilian talent Emerson Fittipaldi, the car secured five victories out of 12 races, leading to both a drivers' championship for Fittipaldi and a team championship for Lotus.

The 72D's influence extended beyond the racetrack, leaving an indelible mark on automotive design and engineering. Its pioneering features would inspire race car design for years, cementing its place in motorsport history. The Tamiya model kit is a homage to this legendary car, allowing fans and collectors to explore its intricacies and celebrate its triumphs.


  • Front and rear suspension with torsion bars is movable to recreate the actual mechanism of the car.
  • The steering wheel moves front wheels.
  • Detailed DFV engine features depictions of pipes and cables for the ignition system.
  • The front fairing and cockpit fairing are detachable.
  • Realistic synthetic rubber tyres.
  • Photo-etched parts are included for the ultimate finish.
  • Moving depictions of complex front and rear suspensions employ coil springs.
  • Comes with a driver figure.

Model Kit Specifications:

  • Completed Model Length: 40cm
  • Completed Model Width: 17.3cm
  • Completed Model Height: 8.7cm
  • Model Scale: 1:12

What's Included in the Kit?

  • 1 x Unassembled Model Kit
  • 1 x Decals
  • 1 x Instructions

Assembly Required.

Paints, Adhesive and Paintbrushes are NOT Included. These are sold seperately.

Packaging Dimensions: Length:48cm Height:29cm Width:7cm All measurements are approximates to the nearest 0.5cm

Safety Information: Suitable for ages 14+. Model Making should always be done under adult supervision.

About the Brand Tamiya

Tamiya are a Japanese manufacturer of plastic model kits and remote control vehicles. Specialising in 1/35 Military and Scaled Figures, Aircraft, Helicopters, Ships, Cars and Motorbikes. We stock the complete range of Hobby Kits, Paints, Tools and Accessories for both beginner and experienced Modellers.

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Delivery Information

Free Delivery

FREE DELIVERY is available with this product for any orders shipped to UK addresses. This is our standard delivery service for which we use Royal Mail Tracked 48. Royal Mail aim to deliver by the third working day after shipping.

Next Day Delivery Available

NEXT DAY DELIVERY on this product for UK is £5.99. We use the Royal Mail Tracked 24 Delivery Service for orders placed, using the Next Day option at checkout. We ship orders Monday-Friday, so an order placed on one of these days should arrive the following day. Orders placed on a Saturday or Sunday would be shipped on the following Monday to arrive the next day (Excluding bank holidays).

PLEASE NOTE: Cut Off Time for Next Day Delivery is 1pm any order placed after this time will be shipped the following day.

For more details, refer to our Delivery Information page.

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