LOLA B12/69 EV

2013 - Goodwood - P. Drayson, J. Cocker


In June 2013 Lord Paul Oryson drove his Lola 812/69 racing EV to break the 200 Mph speed barrier, on the Elvington airport tarmac topping the previous land speed record for sub-1 000 kg Electric Vehicles, which had been standing for forty years, by about 30 Mph, reaching 204.2 Mph (328.6 km/h). Such EV model also broke other FIA sanctioned land speed records, such as the quarter mile speed, and later broke the 333 km/h limit on the straight km as well. The prototype stemmed from a Le Mans 810 Lola whose drive trail,. electrical and electronics were totally replaced, and whose positioning and cooling was a major technical challenge. Lord Oryson is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.