copyright and courtesy Chris
Abele, Greg Cooper,
Lola B2K is a development of last season's (1999) somewhat lack luster
One of the major flaws of the B98 was its cooling architecture. The
B98 relied on receiving all of its cooling air from the underbody
diffuser which deposited the air into the car's sidepods to feed coolers
downstream. The draw back was that when the track temperatures where
high, the air the coolers were getting was essentially pre-heated.
This led to having to run the front at higher ride heights in order to
get improved airflow. But that resulted in reduced downforce and
balance. In essence the car's ride height, downforce generation,
and subsequent aerodynamic balance was dependent on low ambient temperatures.
Not an ideal situation.
The B2K has been designed to rectify this.
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2000 Lola B2K/10-Judd
||Carbon fiber and aluminum
||3998 cc Judd GV4 V10,
normally aspirated, 72 degree cylinder angle, 4 valves per cylinder; per
ACO /SRWC rules, 2 x 33.4 mm air restrictors
||600+ hp @ 10250 rpm
lb-ft @ 8500 rpm.
6-speed sports gearbox
rack and pinion with option for hydraulic power-assistance and alternative
suspension at front and rear. Double-wishbone suspension. Pushrod system
with longitudinal spring/damper unit (third spring option at front and
rear), adjustable gas-filled shock absorbers
of AP Sportscar 6-pot calipers allowing the use of either 37mm thick carbon
discs for Le Mans or AP ventilated iron discs for WSC and ISRS. 15" diameter
discs can be used. Aerodynamically optimised, adjustable-flow brake cooling
ducts front and rear. Adjustable pedal mountings incorporate driver operated
construction 18" diameter wheel, to suit up to 655 mm diameter front tyre,
724 mm diameter rear tyre. Front width 13" or 13 ½", rear width
Radial, Front: 33/65-18, Rear: 36/71-18
(2000 Le Mans tech average)
2002, Michael J. Fuller