Lotus Racing unveils T127 F1 car in London Royal Horticultural Hall 

Written by David on February 12th, 2010 at 7:24 pmLast Update: February 22nd, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Lotus Racing T127Lotus Racing unveiled today in London’s Royal Horticultural Hall its 2010 challenger, the Lotus Cosworth T127.

Team Principal Tony Fernandes was joined on stage by Chief Technical Officer Mike Gascoyne and drivers Jarno Trulli, Heikki Kovalainen and Fairuz Fauzy to take the wraps off the car in front of a 500 strong live audience.

As the lights came up the car’s stunning green and yellow livery was seen for the first time, striking an emotional chord with both young and old alike and evoking memories of some of motor racing’s most iconic moments in an entirely contemporary fashion.

Lotus T127

“I am extremely proud to be here today and to be able to show the world the fruits of the team’s hard work over the last five months,” said during the launch Lotus Racing Team Principal Tony Fernandes. “It’s humbling for me and my fellow shareholders, Kamarudin Meranun and SM Nasarudin to see how a team that five months ago didn’t even exist is now a thriving workforce, full of enthusiasm and passion for Lotus Racing and the challenges ahead and capable of producing such a beautiful machine in such a short time.

 Now we’ve achieved two major milestones; confirming our entry and unveiling our car, but now the real work starts. Next we move on to testing and the season ahead and I’m confident that the team will exceed expectations wherever we go, and will do so on a wave of support around the world that has been growing daily since we first unleashed Lotus Racing back in September ’09.”

Lotus T127

“The last few months have been some of the most challenging of my career, but it’s been a challenge the whole team and I have thrived on since we first started work on the car up in Norfolk,” said Lotus Racing Chief Technical Officer Mike Gascoyne. “I’m delighted that we’ve reached this point, and now we have a beautiful car that gives us a great base to work from for the season ahead and a fighting chance of going racing in the right way, with a winning mentality. The hard part starts now, and I know everyone in the team and I are up for whatever lies ahead.”

Lotus Racing T127

The Lotus Racing T127 is powered by Cosworth and will use an Xtrac gearbox and, in line with all 2010 teams, will be running on Bridgestone tyres.

Lotus Racing T127 side view

Lotus Cosworth T127 Technical Specifications:

  • Engine: Cosworth V8 CA2010
  • Chassis material: Carbon fibre
  • Bodywork material: Carbon fibre
  • Front Suspension: Carbon fibre
  • Rear Suspension: Carbon fibre
  • Dampers: Penske
  • Steering: Lotus
  • Gearbox: X-Trac
  • Clutch: AP Carbon Multi Plate
  • Discs: Hitco
  • Calipers: AP
  • Pads: Hitco
  • Cooling system (radiators, heat exchangers): In House Lotus
  • Cockpit instrumentation: MES
  • Seat belts: Sparco SABelt
  • Steering wheel: Lotus
  • Driver’s seat: Lotus
  • Extinguisher system: FEV
  • Wheels: BBS to Lotus Spec
  • Fuel cell: ATL
  • Battery: Yuasa
  • Fuel provider: n/a
  • Lubricants provider: n/a
  • Wheel base: more than 3000 mm
  • Overall length: n/a
  • Overall height: 950 mm

Images © Lotus F1 Racing


  1. Allen Uguok says:

    This Lotus Racing T127 F1 Car just launched in Londonh is ONE of the most striking looking F1 car I have ever seen. Definitely Lotus Racing has added colour and sheer excitement to the F1 Racing 2010 fraternity. This new car appear to be one of the sensation of the new season. The Malaysian owners with their able and enterprising engineering team led by Mike Gascoyne has done a magnificient job in restoring British pride in restoring Lotus.

  2. Jin says:

    Definitely a great looking car! Let’s hope it’s fast too…Go Lotus, go!

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