From Lola Group
Lola Group Monday announced the launch of its 2012 LMP1 endurance car - the Lola B12/60 that will compete in the inaugural FIA World Endurance Championship as well as the American Le Mans Series and European Le Mans Series this season.
The British car manufacturer is building upon the successful foundations of its double title winning 2011 campaign when it took the ALMS and LMS manufacturers’ crowns.
The Lola factory has been working hard at its technical centre in Huntingdon, UK, to further enhance its LMP1 model for the 2012 season. Extensive development work over the winter in both aerodynamic and mechanical studies has produced a significantly different product for the 2012 season.
Dyson Racing will race the new Lola at the 12 Hours of Sebring.
"Dyson Racing are really looking forward to a big step forward this season with the new Lola B12/60 LMP1 Coupe. It is really a clean sheet of paper approach in many respects,” said Chris Dyson, team principal of Dyson Racing.
“The new aerodynamic package looks very good indeed. The new design stresses to a far greater degree the weight advantage of our AER-designed 2.0 litre Mazda turbo engine -- the lightest powerplant in LMP1. From the outset, we have packaged the weight distribution of the car to maximise improved aero capabilities. We knew the previous Lola so well that we can pinpoint from day one where we can improve, and hit the ground running," Dyson declared.
Lola has at least seven confirmed entries for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, while six Lolas are entered in the FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Sebring in 12 days time.