1998-2000 Lola B98/10

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The B98/10 certainly looked purposeful.
A lot of attention has been paid to the generation of front end downforce and developing an efficient L/D ratio.  The splitter is integrated into the front bodywork.   The way you duct your cooling air is beneficial to downforce production.  The general goal being to have the cooling intakes produce as less drag as possible while at the same time producing as much downforce as is reasonable.  Lola has taken the BMW V12 LM route.  With the absence of any intake ducts on the top surfaces they are trying to minimize the drag produced by the cooling package.  Lola utilized the front nose diffuser to exhaust the cooling air needed for the coolers into the sidepods.

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