Lola T70

Lola T70 Mk3

The Lola T70 was developed in 1965 as a two-seater racing car for the brands World Cup by British racing car manufacturer Lola. Direct competitor was the similarly conceived, as originally developed by Lola employees, Ford GT40. As an engine, however, came a V8 engine from Chevrolet used the 1968 for around five liters of displacement at 7,000 rpm, a power of 336 kW (450 hp) delivered. It sold several dozen copies.

Against the specially developed prototypes of Ford and Ferrari, the small manufacturer Lola or its customers had with their built in small-series sports cars up to and including 1967 World Cup race at little chance to win. As in 1968, the rules of the displacement of the prototypes was limited to three liters, the built in at least 50 copies sports car was given five liters, in 1969 submitted a minimum of 25 vehicles built to meet the homologation. Of Ford benefited in particular in Le Mans with the GT40 already elderly, but also with the Lola T70 Mk IIIB advanced variant, which came from Eric Broadley and Tony Southgate and early 1969, won the 24 - hour race at Daytona. From this variation, a total of 16 copies were made ​​in the years 1969 to 1970. It was the biggest success of T70, since Porsche exclusion rules for small series production sports car exploited consistently in the spring of 1969 with the newly designed Porsche 917, as well as in 1970 Ferrari with the Ferrari 512S.

Since hardly capable of winning and cheap to buy, T70 chassis were used in films of the 1970s, such as in Le Mans (film), and in THX 1138.

Lola T70 Mk IIIB

Lola T70 Mk IIIB