There’s nothing inherently sporty about a Ford Cortina. It’s a handsome car, I’ll give it that, but it certainly does not strike me as the type of car to take the racing world by storm. It would take a major shot in the arm to make its 50-horsepower engine a viable competitor on the track. Right? Enter Lotus.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/01/07/1966-lotus-cortina-race-car