1967 Lola T70 MkIII Spyder

For the 1967 season, Lola adapted their highly successful T70 with longer wishbones to better use the wide tires available in the period.

With the Group 7 races cancelled in Europe, the T70 was relegated to American racing. McLaren had become a formidable opponent in both the USSRC and CanAm races with their M6B. Both Dana Chevrolet and Penske made great efforts in the season

Sources

1. Starkey, John and Franco Varani. Lola T70. Gryfon Publishers: 2012.

In Detail

tags canam, group 7, mk3
submitted by Richard Owen
type Racing Car
built at Slough, England
body stylist Jim Clark
coachbuilder Specialized Mouldings
engineers Eric Broadley
production 11
engine Chevrolet V8
position Mid, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Cast Iron
fuel feed Downdraught Weber Carburetors
displacement 5457 cc / 333 in³
bore 102.62 mm / 4.04 in
stroke 82.55 mm / 3.25 in
power 343.0 kw / 460 bhp @ 6200 rpm
specific output 84.3 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 675.48 bhp per tonne
body / frame GRP body over Aluminum Tube-Frame Chassis w/Sheet Steel
driven wheels RWD
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/Girling BR Calipers
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/Girling BR Calipers
front wheels F 38.1 x 20.3 cm / 15 x 8 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 26.9 cm / 15 x 10.6 in
steering BMC Rack & Pinion
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs over Amstrong Dampers
r suspension Inverted Wishbones w/Twin Radius Rods, Coil Springs over Amstrong Dampers
curb weight 681 kg / 1500 lbs
wheelbase 2413 mm / 95 in
front track 1473 mm / 58 in
rear track 1473 mm / 58 in
transmission Hewland LG 500 4-Speed Manual
tran clutch Single Plate