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Spark Lotus Formula One Diecast Cars

Formula One cars are like a team uniform and classical car in one, and in many ways the ultimate collectible for anyone who can afford one. Unfortunately, Formula One cars are really expensive and not generally sold to collectors for any price, so you’ll have to do with pictures and scale replicas instead. Diecast Formula One car models like these come in different sizes, or scales. The scale is expressed as a ratio of real centimetres to centimetres on the scale model. So, for instance, a 1:18 scale model is one centimetre for every eighteen on the real thing. 1:18 is a fairly large size as far as scale models go, and unless you have a lot of space in your display cabinet it’s best used for centrepiece items. These diecast models are team Lotus cars, and are produced by Spark.

Spark

Spark is a manufacturer of premium diecast models based in Macau and founded in 2000 by Hugo Ripert. Originally, Spark focused on less famous cars, the ones in the back of the grid, that no other manufacturer was touching. The models were produced with a resin pouring method in several smaller factories, but eventually Hugo Ripert consolidated production in his own factory in order to ensure quality and manage production levels to meet demand better. Their range has also expanded greatly since 2000, and the production method was changed to diecast injection molding, which makes for faster production of more consistent quality.

Lotus

Lotus was a British F1 team that competed from 2012 to 2015 under that name, which it derived from Lotus Cars, a British company that manufactures sport and racing cars. But Team Lotus was also a racing team from 1954 to 1994. It was launched as a sister company to Lotus Cars. There’s a lot of history in all those years, and you can find Team Lotus Spark diecast Formula One cars from all over that period of time.

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