German custom shop creates vinyl wrap celebrating Ayrton SennaTue, 01 May 2012 00:00:00 -0700
It was 18 years ago on May 1 that Ayrton Senna crashed his Williams Formula One car and died during the San Marino Grand Prix. German customizer Cam Shaft is celebrating the man on the anniversary of his demise with a new vinyl wrap for an old Lotus Esprit.
Senna drove for the Lotus team from 1985 to 1987 in the notable black-and-gold John Player Special Lotus 97T. He tallied seven poles in his first year with the team and two wins.
The Lotus Esprit had a slightly longer run than the famous driver. It was built from 1976 to 2003 and remains the only Lotus production car that housed a V8 engine. The Esprit made 354 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. It took only 4.9 seconds to 62 mph and weighed in at 3,042 pounds.
The exterior of this car is covered in Cam Shaft's Premium Wrapping and features John Player logos and a reproduced gold signature from the driver. It also has a gold number 12 on the side, Senna's race number.
In addition to vinyl wraps, Cam Shaft does interior upgrades and sells car covers, car shoes and other bits for customizers. Check out the site at www.cam-shaft.de but brush up on your foreign-language skills--the site is in German.
By Jake Lingeman