Knowledge Identifier: $Lotus_18
Category: Business (14)
Launched in 1957.
Countries: United Kingdom (67%), (25%), USA (8%)
Linked to: Cosworth, Cisitalia, Porsche, Scuderia Ferrari
With Duckworth having left to form Cosworth in 1958, Mike Costin, who, despite being the co-founder of Cosworth, remained with Lotus for a while longer, adopted the improved Queer Box in Lotus 16 into a configuration for directly mounting it behind the engine for Lotus 18 with dedicated oil scavenge and pressure feed pumps, further improving its reliability while retaining the small and light design
He won at the fearsome Nürburgring in changeable weather, while Innes Ireland took a third win in the USA to help Lotus finish second in the constructors' championship in 1961
Lotus 20 - "'Lotus 20"' was a Formula Junior car built by Lotus for the 1962 season as a successor to the Lotus 18