The 24th edition of the toughest race was a race in which cars had to cover 1600 kms over large interior parts in Italy and on public roads. Beginning and ending at Brescia in the northern region of Lombardi, the race began on 11th May 1957 and ended on the next day passing through capital Rome.
Two Lotus XI cars entered this race. One driven by a driver called Bruno Ferrari (a GoKart racing driver who until this date is the only person to win 3 British titles in one day) and the other that was driven by famous automobile journalist Gregor Grant who was the editor of the AutoSport magazine.
This Lotus XI car # 337 driven by Grant ran through seemingly unending crowds and drove for nearly 6 hours 58 minutes and 42 seconds before the petrol tank split which did not allow him to complete the race, but ensured a place for this model in automobile racing history.
This Lotus XI was personally designed by Colin Chapman and was fitted with an 1100 cc Coventry Climax FWA engine.
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|Box Dimension (in inches)||9.5 x 5.5 x 4.5|
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