Lola T70 race car
1965 to 1970
Body versions :
Gasoline 4.9-5.7 liters
The Lola T70 was developed in 1965 by the British racing car manufacturer Lola as a two-seater racing sports car for the unlimited Group 7 sports car racing series in England and the USA. The built from 1967 coupe version then also enabled the use in the World Cup . The Lola T70 is considered the most successful racing two-seater in England.
Lola T70 History
The first variant was the type Lola T70 Spyder. 1966 appeared the Lola T70 Mk II Spyder, which was replaced in 1967 by the model Lola Mk III Spyder. John Surtees won the CanAm series on Lola in 1966 , but the following year this won only one race against the McLaren M6A Chevrolet. The first closed variant was the type Lola Mk III Coupé, which appeared in 1967; replaced by the type Mk IIIB coupe that appeared in 1969 and was built until 1970. The T70 Mk III Coupe was also available as a street legal version. Altogether 88 Lola T70 were manufactured.
The engine was a V8 engine from Chevrolet or Aston Martin used, which delivered from 1968 from about five liters of displacement at 7000 / min, a power of 336 kW (450 hp). When in 1968 the rules limited the cubic capacity of the prototypes to three liters, the sports car built in at least 50 copies was granted five liters of displacement, from 1969 a minimum number of 25 built vehicles was sufficient to comply with the homologation. This benefited Ford, especially in Le Mans with the already elderly GT40 , but also Lola with the enhanced variant T70 Mk IIIB Coupé, which came from Eric Broadley and Tony Southgate and early 1969, the 24-hour race of Daytonawon. Of this variant, a total of 16 copies were made in the years 1969 to 1970. It remained the greatest success of a T70, as Porsche consistently exploited the exemption rules for small series sports cars in the spring of 1969 with the newly designed Porsche 917 , as well as 1970 Ferrari with the Ferrari 512S .
Unfavorable and inexpensive to buy, T70 chassis were used in 1970s films such as Le Mans (film) and THX 1138 . As a kit car , the Lola T70 Mk II Coupe was manufactured by British manufacturer GT Developments in small quantities in the 1990s.
- Body versions : Roadster,coupe
- Engine fuel: Gasoline
- Engine size : 4.9-5.7 liters
- Wheelbase : 2410 mm
- Curb weight : 680-860 kg
- Body:fibreglass reinforced
- Chass is: aluminium and bonded monocoque
- Drive: Rear wheel drive
- Suspension: double wishbones, coil springs, Koni shock-absorbers
- Steering: rack-and-pinion
- Brakes: Girling discs, all-round
- Gearbox: Hewland LG600 5 speed Manual
- Engine: Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
- Induction: 4 Weber Carburettors Naturally Aspirated
- Power: 450 bhp