Extremely Cool Lotus Cortina

The 1965 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk I Saloon was the first time a legal race car was made in a production class

Ford's 1960s profile-raising competition program included recruiting Lotus boss Colin Chapman to give the new Cortina a sporting makeover. Chapman's brief was to develop a Group 2 competition version; Lotus would then build the 1,000 cars required for homologation.

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