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JPS Lotus 72 livery was made of real gold leaf – video

Submitted by on December 13, 2014

Lotus 72  24 carrotDid you know the Lotus 72 JPS livery was made of real 24 carat gold leaf? Pinched from an upcoming DVD, this quick clip explains.

Opening Image: Emerson Fittipaldi (The Cahier Archive)

It’s a brief teaser from the forthcoming Lotus 72 DVD, and it explains how and why the on the legendary Lotus 72 Grand Prix car came to wear real 24 caratĀ gold leaf.

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Peter Warr and Emerson Fittipaldi (pictured) explain the ins and outs of the iconic black and gold graphic design, which stands as one of the most recognizable racing liveries ever seen.

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