New special edition commemorates Jim Clark
5 June 2008

This is the new Lotus Clark Type 25 Elise SC, a special-edition Elise produced to commemorate the anniversary of the legendary Formula One driver’s death at Hockenheim in 1963.Named Type-25 after the Type-25 Lotus F1 car that Clark raced in 1963, as well as his 25 F1 wins, the supercharged Elise-based model retains the standard car’s performance but gets styling cues from the classic Formula One race car.These include the British Racing Green paintwork, complete with yellow stripe, plus black-and-silver alloy wheels. The cabin gets red-trimmed leather seats and our favourite retro touch, a wooden gear knob. A removable hard-top is also standard.Only 25 examples of the Jim Clark Elise will be made, with prices starting at £35,995. The car itself will make its public debut at the Scottish Classic Speed Fair at Knockhill on 8 June.

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5 June 2008

WOW! Check your history! Jim Clark did not die in 1963! I do not expect a mag that I have read since I was 6 years old (1959) to make such a stupid error.

I suspect that whoever wrote this is just out of nappies!

For gods's sake CHECK YOUR FACTS!

P.S. Hope the car is better than your report!

6 June 2008

I suspect the relevance of 1963 is that it is the year he won Lotus the championship. I think maybe he also won the driver's championship in the same season.

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