Lotus Racing has launched its new Formula One car.
The car will be raced this season by F1 race winners Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen.
The car was unveiled at the Royal Horticultural Hall in front of 400 guests, including all staff of the newly formed team. The car will carry the historic yellow and green colours of the Lotus F1 team.
"It is only five months since we were given an F1 entry - nobody gave us a hope of making the grid, so this is a fairy story for us," said Tony Fernandes, Lotus team principal. "I signed as a sponsor for Williams four years ago through Air Asia, and they gave me the bug and inspiration to be here today. I just had to do more."
Technical director Mike Gascoyne added: "This is a special car because it brings Lotus back. I went to school down the road from where the team is based, so this is a very special moment on a personal level too.