The record of Lola’s current-generation LMP2 design – including class wins at Le Mans for three of the last four years – underscores the company’s skill in creating the right package for endurance racing. Outstanding performance, driveability, and consistency combined with superior engineering, serviceability, quality, and value continue to make Lola the clear choice for independent entrants targeting sportscar success.
For 2009 Lola have taken another step forward with our new LMP2 coupe model, which claimed a sensational second place on its debut. The first customer car of its type, the B09/80 allows privateers to exploit the coupe format’s performance in a package built around proven
components and design features, and engineered for easy conversion to LMP1 specification.
Customer teams are invited to make use of our F1-standard wind tunnel, seven-post test rig, and other state-of-the-art facilities to undertake bespoke development programmes. Lola are also available to support factory LMP2 efforts such as the Mazda and Acura ALMS campaigns.
In addition to an all-new coupe monocoque, the Lola B09/80 features the following upgrades:
-Refined aerodynamics developed via intensive wind tunnel programme
-Enhanced lift/drag ratio within existing downforce envelope
-Ride height sensitivity minimised in all downforce configurations for improved driveability
-Revised front suspension geometry fully track-tested by customer team
-Third-spring option for front suspension to complement third-spring set-up at rear
-Higher performance/lower friction seals on all uprights
-Angular-contact wheel bearings all round
-Faster refuelling mechanism and improved fuel collector system to reduce pit stop time
-New left side cover with larger bearing for further enhanced strength and durability