The historic car generated much interest amongst the crowds, with good reason of course. After all it is the only fully operational, V12 Lamborghini-engined Formula One car in the world.
The Lotus type 102 was built for the 1990 F1 season. It is an exciting combination of two great marques, Lotus and Lamborghini. The engine is a 3.5 litre 80 degree 48 valve V12 which gave the team a competitive 650+ bhp, from a strong and practical unit. The gearbox is a 6 speed (+ reverse) transverse unit designed by Team Lotus and incorporating Lamborghini internals. The 102 was raced in the 1990 F1 World Championship by Derek Warwick and Martin Donnelly. They achieved some good finishes in a competitive season for Team Lotus, thereby preserving the team’s vital top 10 status. Designed under the technical direction of Frank Dernie the 102 represents about 150,000 hours of research, wind tunnel, continuous engineering and design time from concept to racing car.All composite manufacture was undertaken in-house at Ketteringham Hall. The Team even made a super light carbon fibre helmet for Derek Warwick and knuckle protectors for Martin Donnelly.
After a wet friday stalled the practice run, the Icon team were pleased to awake to sunshine for Saturday’s events. That said, during the terrible weather on the Friday, the Icon Motorhome proved it’s worth and strapline of ‘pure, luxury living’ as it provided shelter for the Icon Team and various guests over the course of the weekend.