2005 Lola B05/40


2005 Lola B05/40

2005 Lola B05/40

During its inaugural year, the Lola B05/40 quickly rose to the top of the LMP2 class and won championships in both the American LeMans Series (ALMS) and LeMans Endurance Series (LMES). It was the first Lola to be built to for the 2006 ACO technical regulations and eligible to race in the ALMS, LMES, as well as the famed 24 Hours of LeMans.

Designed to accept several different engines, the B05/40 is sure to become a staple in the LMP2 class for years to come. In the American LeMans Series, Intersport Racing fielded an AER powered B05/40 achieving five class victories on their way to winning the LMP2 championship as well as the LMP2 driver’s championship for Clint Field. Another B05/40 run by British outfit RML entered a V8 Judd powered Lola in the 2005 LMES and similar had similar results.

In Detail

tagslmp2, alms
submitted byRichard Owen
typeRacing Car
built atEngland
engineJudd V8/AER I4/Nicholson-McLaren V8
body / frameCarbon Fibre Monocoque
front tires285/650 x 18
rear tires325/650 x 18
front brakesHitco Carbon Discs w/AP Racing Calipers
rear brakesHitco Carbon Discs w/AP Racing Calipers
front wheelsF 45.7 x 27.9 cm / 18 x 11 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 33.0 cm / 18 x 13 in
steeringRack and Pinion w/Opt Kyaba Power Steering
f suspensionWishbones w/Inboard Ohlins T44 Dampers
r suspensionWishbones w/Inboard Ohlins T44 Dampers
curb weight750 kg / 1653 lbs
transmissionLola 6-Speed Sequential