In the 1966 season with new regulations, which increased the engine capacity to 3 litres, Lotus was waiting for new Cosworth engine, the DFV, to be introduced for the 1967 Formula One season. Lotus used the 33 model with bored out 2 litre Climax V8 and BRM V8 engines for the early races of 1966. As an interim measure Chapman produced his Lotus 43 after he made a deal for use of the BRM P75 H16 3 litre engine. The 43 was partially based on the Lotus 38 Indycar, due to Chapman’s experience at Indy with larger engine capacity and tyre/suspension setup.   The car debuted at Monza where Clark retired, but in the next race, at Watkins Glen, Clark drove the Lotus 43 to victory, his and team’s only win in 1966, the occasion also marking the first victory for the H16 BRM engine.

SeasonSeriesEvent
1966F1WC
Driver No.Entrant
Jim Clark1Team Lotus
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43IXOFormula 1 Auto Collection
Cat. No.QualityRarity
No. 24