Videos: Lotus Formula 1 team presents T127 race car |

The Lotus name is coming back to Formula 1 and aims at reviving the great performances recorded by the original team back in the golden age of the prestigious motorsport competition.

Even though it isn’t actually affiliated with the Lotus carmaker, the new team has already proved that it wants to respect the brand, and, in just five months, has produced an all-new race car, dubbed the T127. The short amount of time, according to executives, means that the car is a bit on the heavy side, but the main goal in the first season of F1 for the team is to gather experience, in order to make the 2011 model a more competitive one.

Driving for the team will be veteran drivers Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen, but the most important thing about the team, at least for UK fans, is that it will bring back the iconic British racing green and yellow livery, which made the original Lotus F1 cars such popular models.

Hit the jump to see a video of how the London launch of the T127 race model has faired, and its first shakedown session at the Silverstone circuit. The first round of official tests for the Lotus F1 team will take place this week at the Jerez track.

Source: Lotus

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