Paying homage to one of the greatest drivers.
Ayrton Senna da Silva is undoubtedly one of the greatest drivers to ever participate in Formula 1 competition. Unfortunately, he passed away on May 1st, 1994 at the San Marino Grand Prix. To commemorate the life of Senna, Cam Shaft Premium Wrapping has designed a special wrap on a Lotus Esprit modeled after the Lotus 97T that Senna drove while with Lotus-Renault.
The Ayrton Senna Lotus Esprit was given a livery similar to the No. 12 97T Formula 1 car that he raced. The entire car was cloaked in black wrap and then given special advertisements that were featured on the Formula 1 car such as John Player Special, Elf, and Goodyear – all in gold. The number 12 is also featured on the Ayrton Senna Lotus Esprit wrap, just like the car he drove. Much of the body lines wear a gold stripe to emphasize the lines and figure of the sports car. The finishing touch is the Ayrton Senna signature featured on the front fender.
Not only is the Cam Shaft Premium Wrapping Lotus Esprit a one-of-a-kind car due to the livery, but it is also a performance machine. The V-8 was given upgraded turbochargers, a new cooling system, 100-cell catalytic converters, and a Red Race control device that alters the ECU for performance. This helped boost the output of the twin-turbocharged V-8 to 492 horsepower, reduced the 0-62 mph sprint down to 4.3 seconds, and pushed the top speed back to 190 mph. The Ayrton Senna Lotus was also given a new six-speed dog-leg transmission with longer ratios and upgraded the brakes to AP Racing four-piston calipers and 330 mm perforated discs.
The Cam Shaft Premium Wrapping commemorative Ayrton Senna Lotus was designed to celebrate the life of the legendary driver. The 18th anniversary of this passing is on May 1st, 2012, and the unique car wrap is a perfect way to remember Senna.
Cam Shaft Premium Wrapping Ayrton Senna Lotus Specifications
Displacement: 3.5 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Maximum Horsepower: 492
-100-cell catalytic converters
-Upgraded cooling system
-Red Race control device with tuned ECU
Type: Six-speed dog-leg transmission with longer ratios
Drive: Rear Wheel
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 4.3 seconds
Top Speed: 189.52 mph (305 km/h)
-AP Racing four-piston calipers
-330 mm perforated discs
-Black wrap with gold stripes, commemorative numbers, and advertisers
-Ayrton Senna signature on front fender
Cam Shaft Premium Wrapping Ayrton Senna Lotus Gallery
[Source: Cam Shaft Premium Wrapping]