Lola B11/40

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Lola B11/40
PeCom Racings Lola B11 40 Judd BMW.jpg
Category Le Mans Prototype LMP2
Constructor Lola Cars International
Designer(s) Julian Sole
Technical specifications
Chassis Carbon fibre monocoque
Suspension (front) Double wishbone, push-rod actuated coil springs over dampers
Suspension (rear) Double wishbone, push-rod actuated coil springs over dampers
Engine Judd-BMW HK 3.6 L V8 naturally aspirated
HPD HR28TT 2.8 L V6 turbocharged mid-engined, longitudinally mounted
Transmission Lola HT 6-Speed sequential manual
Weight 900 kg (2,000 lb)
Tyres Michelin
Dunlop
Continental
Competition history
Notable entrants United States Level 5 Motorsports
Argentina Pecom Racing
Notable drivers United States Scott Tucker
France Christophe Bouchut
United States Ryan Hunter-Reay
Mexico Luis Díaz
Argentina Luís Pérez Companc
Argentina Matías Russo
Germany Pierre Kaffer
Debut 2011 12 Hours of Sebring
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
6 2 1 1
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Lola B11/40 is an open-top Le Mans Prototype (LMP) built by Lola Cars International. It is the first car to be designed to the new Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) LMP2 "low cost formula" where cars will be powered exclusively by production series engines with a cap of €75,000 on the engine and €325,000 – €400,000 for a complete car.[1] Engine options that will be available include BMW, Ford, HPD, Jaguar, Nissan and Toyota.

Development[edit]

Announced on 21 July 2010,[2] the B11/40 is a Carbon fibre open-top monocoque race car features an all-carbon bodykit, quick-release removable rear bodywork which includes a stabilisation fin on the engine cover which is a safety requirement of the new regulations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE 2011 LE MANS 24 HOURS REGULATIONS". Lemans.org. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Lola Group News: Lola launches B11/40 LMP2". Lolacars.com. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 

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