Lola T530

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Lola T530
Category Can-Am
Constructor Lola
Technical specifications
Length182 in (462.3 cm)
Width83 in (210.8 cm)
Axle track 70 in (177.8 cm) (Front)
64 in (162.6 cm) (Rear)
Wheelbase 106.5 in (270.5 cm)
Engine Chevrolet 5,000 cc (305.1 cu in) V8 engine naturally-aspirated mid-engined
Weight750 kg (1,653.5 lb)
Tyres Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants Carl A. Haas racing Team, Racing Team VDS
Notable drivers Patrick Tambay, Geoff Brabham
Debut 1980 Can-Am Sears Point
RacesWins Podiums
Teams' Championships2: Carl A. Haas Racing Team (1980), Racing Team VDS (1981)
Constructors' Championships2: Lola
Drivers' Championships2: 1980 Can-Am (Patrick Tambay), 1980 Can-Am (Geoff Brabham)

The Lola T530 is a purpose-built Can-Am sports prototype, designed by British manufacturer Lola Cars in for the revived Can-Am series 1980. It was very successful, winning 7 of the 9 races in its first season of competition alone, and gave Patrick Tambay the championship with Carl A. Haas racing Team. Geoff Brabham won the championship in 1981; despite only winning 2 races. It was used in Can-Am racing until 1983. It was later used in the international Interserie racing series, and the British Thundersports racing series, between 1984 and 1988. Between 1980 and 1988, it scored a total of 32 race wins, and 43 podium finishes; a very impressive tally indeed. As with all other full-size Can-Am cars of the time, it used a mid-mounted 5-liter, naturally-aspirated, Chevrolet V8 engine. A total of 10 chassis' were built. [1] [2] [3] [4]

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