2005-2009 Lola LMP2

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Text copyright Michael J. Fuller

Sebring 2005The new regulations mandate a near spec rear underfloor.  The top exiting engine exhausts have two functions, aerodynamic and packaging.  Aerodynamic in that the high velocity exhaust flow acts in conjunction with the rear end aerodynamics.  Packaging in that it allows for a shorter (and simpler) exhaust system as well as removing a source of heat away from the gearbox.
Sebring 2005The mandated rear side plates act to help prevent a blow over in the event the car gets backwards by increasing drag and reducing lift.
Sebring 2005
Sebring 2005Rear fender louvers.
Sebring 2007The B05/40's flat rear wing endplate gave way to a curved one in '07.

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