Roush Yates, announced Friday that will be an engine supplier in LMP2 starting in 2011. Its initial offering is the Ford V6 EcoBoost Turbo
Lola Cars International are proud to announce today a technical partnership with the Roush Yates company to offer a variety of their engines in Lola LMP designs for the 2011 season onwards.
Initially majoring on the 2011 LMP2 design, Lola are offering the Roush prepared Ford V6 Eco-Boost TurboV6 unit as a standard installation. A low cost, high mileage solution, this unit is built with production-based parts at Roush Yates Engines facility in Mooresville, North Carolina. Roush Yates are also evaluating the Mustang V8 unit for possible future installations. Both Lola and Roush will also investigate possibilities for LMP1 Prototypes, possibly for the 2011 season.
Lola and Roush enjoyed a fruitful partnership from 1999-2001 with the Kremer Racing team. Two victories at Spa and Kyalami in 2000 cemented a close engineering bond between the companies, which will continue for customers choosing the Lola-Roush Yates combination.
An ever present in the American Le Mans Series since its inception in 1999, Lola continue to be the leading customer constructor of Prototype racing cars in the series, with five regular entrants in this seasons campaign.
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