Your eyes aren’t deceiving you, that is a differential in the front end of the Lotus 63, this was an experimental four-wheel-drive design created by Chapman in 1969. Other 4×4 Formula 1 cars had existed before but they were never particularly successful and were soon relegated to the annals of Formula 1 history.

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