One of the coolest paint jobs ever to appear on a racing car was the black & gold JPS livery on the Lotus Grand Prix cars run from 1972 to 1986 with a two year gap from 1979 to 1981. Last of the Lotus drivers to appear in the JPS colours were Ayrton Senna and Johnny Dumfries who drove the Renault powered Lotus 98T’s.
Today’s featured car is a 1998 TVR Cerbera in 1986 JPS Lotus livery. This Cerbera is powered by the top of the range 4.5 litre @ 273 cui V8 which was quoted as giving 420 hp with a rest to 60 mph acceleration time of 4.1 seconds and top speed of 185 mph.
While Lotus were running their own Grand Prix team they built several models with the same colours as the Formula One Race cars including the Gold Leaf Team Lotus liveried Elan Sprint, JPS liveried Europa Special, and Essex Esprit Turbo.
Thanks for joining me on this “JPS Tribute TVR” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow for Americana Thursday. Don’t forget to come back now !