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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

tags lmp2, alms
submitted by Richard Owen
type Racing Car
built at England
engine Judd V8/AER I4/Nicholson-McLaren V8
body / frame Carbon Fibre Monocoque
front tires 285/650 x 18
rear tires 325/650 x 18
front brakes Hitco Carbon Discs w/AP Racing Calipers
rear brakes Hitco Carbon Discs w/AP Racing Calipers
front wheels F 45.7 x 27.9 cm / 18 x 11 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 33.0 cm / 18 x 13 in
steering Rack and Pinion w/Opt Kyaba Power Steering
f suspension Wishbones w/Inboard Ohlins T44 Dampers
r suspension Wishbones w/Inboard Ohlins T44 Dampers
curb weight 750 kg / 1653 lbs
transmission Lola 6-Speed Sequential