Recognizing the innovative design technology and title winning pace of the Lola LMP range, Kodewa have partnered with Lotus Group who will supply the engines. The Lola B12/80 LMP2 Coupes are set to run in the black and gold livery, first made famous in the 1970's. It will be the second famous color scheme to be represented by Lola in 2012, as the classic blue and orange of Gulf Oils will adorn the Gulf Racing Lola LMP2 cars this season.
The 2012 spec Lola B12/80 LMP2 Coupe. Designed and built at Lola Group, Huntingdon,UK.
Commenting on the latest order for Lola, Executive Chairman, Martin Birrane said: "We have had a very successful winter at Lola with eight LMP cars having been ordered. We believe that new entries in sports cars are recognizing the technical capabilities and iconic brand of Lola. It is pleasing that Kodewa, sponsored by Lotus, has chosen Lola to compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship, including the Le Mans 24 hours, this year."
The cars will feature the latest Lola development bodywork (see above), refined in the company’s on-site 50% scale wind tunnel in Huntingdon.
Lola continues to be the benchmark in LMP racing, having taken the 2011 Le Mans Series and American Le Mans Series manufacturers’ titles. Lola was also the first petrol powered LMP car to finish last years Le Mans 24 Hours.
The 2012 season begins for Lola at the Sebring 12 Hours in Florida on March 17th.