|Chassis||Carbon fibre monocoque|
|Suspension (front)||Double wishbones, pushrod, twin spring / dampers|
|Suspension (rear)||Double wishbones, pushrod, twin spring / dampers|
|Engine||Lamborghini 3512, 3,493 cc (213.2 cu in), 80° V12, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted|
|Transmission||Lola 6-speed manual|
|Notable entrants||Larrousse Calmels
|Notable drivers||29. Yannick Dalmas
29. Éric Bernard
29. Michele Alboreto
30. Philippe Alliot
30. Aguri Suzuki
|Debut||1989 Monaco Grand Prix|
The Lola LC89 was a Formula One car designed by Lola founder Eric Broadley for use in the 1989 Formula One season by the Larrousse team. It was powered by the 3.5L Lamborghini 3512 V12 engine designed by former Ferrari designer Mauro Forghieri. The car was generally regarded by most in the F1 paddock as the best handling car of 1989,. Drivers of the car included Philippe Alliot, Aguri Suzuki and Michele Alboreto.
The LC89, with its Lamborghini V12 engine, made its debut in Round 3 at the 1989 Monaco Grand Prix. Unfortunately, while the aerodynamics were good and the chassis was on the pace (the LC89 was generally regarded as being possibly the best chassis of 1989), the Lamborghini V12 engine, considered by many in F1 to be the best sounding engine of the new non-turbo era,, proved to be generally unreliable, despite its reported 600 bhp (447 kW; 608 PS). The car and engine combination would only score 1 point in its racing life with Alliot finishing in 6th place at the 1989 Spanish Grand Prix. Indeed, five time Grand Prix winner Alboreto failed to pre-qualify the car twice (Spain and Australia) and failed to qualify once (Japan) in his eight drives for the team in 1989. Alboreto also suffered a broken rib driving the car when he ran over a high curb during the Hungarian Grand Prix.
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