Lotus 78 1.0

First ground effect f1 car

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  1. fillman86
    in the 70s there was a load of innovations, and many of them were incredibly important, among then was the Lotus 78 (this mod is called the Bloatus 78 because it's very over weight) with its ground effect design.

    if the car jiggles too much, there's a slot in vehicle config that you can enable to help a bit.

    if you want to watch the accompanying video where I go into how I made the mod, the story, and how it performed compared to other cars of the time, then please do the favour of watching my video on it :)

Recent Reviews

  1. delorean835
    delorean835
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    I just did a series of tests for all three F1 cars you've made. Here's the results:

    1. Lotus 78. The best handling. However it's downforce gives it a top speed handicap.
    2. Tyrrell P34. The easiest to drive, and the fastest. But it has two flaws. 1st, it understeers quite a bit. and 2nd, it has a noticeable amount of front lift at high speed, further contributing to it's understeer while making it extremely stable.
    3. Ferrari 312t. This car is a complete nightmare to drive. It's only merit is it's acceleration.
    1. fillman86
      Author's Response
      I surprised you struggled so hard with the ferrari, that one wasn't so bad. Keep in mind though, the Tyrrell and ferrari have very little downforce, and basically no downforce on the front due to the limitation of technology.

      Those frontal aero parts were not for downforce, but to reduce drag. Consider watching the videos I've released for them for more information on the builds.

      On the other hand the 78 was the easiest because it was the first car to have ground effect, meaning it could have a spread of downforce. It also struggled during races because it generated too much drag, reducing its top speed. Consider watching the video I made on it for the history of the car and the meta behind the build
  2. chillipepper111
    chillipepper111
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Nice one :)
  3. Apexio
    Apexio
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    I love ur models, the videos too, showing how much info u use and put it into ur work. this also needs some time, right.
    this is pretty cool
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