Climax FPF Gearbox: Lotus
5-speed Chassis: Multi-tubular
Space Frame Front Suspension:Double
Wishbones with Coil Spring /
Damper Units. Rear Suspension:
Strut system with Coil Spring /
Damper Units, controlled vertically by
hub castings, forward radius arms, & fixed length half shafts. Wheelbase: 7
ft. 4 in. Front & Rear
Track: 4 ft. 0 in. Length: 10 ft.
11 in. Weight: 660 lbs The Type 12 was
first raced in 1957. This was the
first non-road going Lotus. A single seat
race car, it was a tubular space framed Formula 2 racer. The car showed
promise and was Lotus' beginning in what was to become the most successful
modern racing team.