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Lola T70 MkII Spyder (rF2)

Lola T70 MkII Spyder (rF2) 1.0

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Fresh off the GT40 project in 1964, Lola's Eric Broadley designed his own sports racer, the T70, to race in 1965. It combined everything he had learned working for Ford with all of the ideas they wouldn't let him try. Though it was quick straight away, he immediately set to work on improving it and in 1966 the MkII was put into production. Lighter and faster, it dominated all competition on both sides of the Atlantic, proving to be unbeatable in nearly every event it entered. It won its debut race, the final round of the 1965 British Road Racing Championship, and then swept all 7 races the following year. It won 5 of 6 rounds of the 1966 Can Am series in North America and also won the US Road Racing Championship in '66 and '67.

The chassis was designed to accept either a Ford or Chevrolet small-block V8 and cars competed with both, although the Chevrolet engines were more popular and, overall, more successful. Among the Chevrolet-powered teams was that of John Surtees, which became the de facto works outfit. It is Surtees' 1966 5.9L Can Am car that we have tried to re-create here.


Credits:
@aphidgod - physics, project lead
@iRacer5 - sounds
@Andy-R - skins, testing
@pctm - skins
@mantasisg - rFactor2 model export
@NightEye87 - conversion work
@A3DR - model import & improvement, shaders, textures
@Alman - updated logo

This car is built on an rFactor2 mod by CrossPly (available here @ RD) so first of all let me thank John for allowing me to use his work. Second, that work was partly based on the official Howston model (et al) so let me also thank Tim Wheatley & ISI/Studio 397 for permission to use those bits as well. I hope we've done you proud! :)

Thanks also to John Starkey and Ian Bamsey, whose books were used as technical reference, and to everyone who has shared information about these cars on the internet. That's what it takes to bring these things to life.


4k Skin Pack available here:
http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/lola-t70-mkii-spyder-rf2-4k-skin-pack.137692/

This project is dedicated to Eric Broadley and John Surtees, both of whom we've lost during the completion of the work. RIP, gentlemen, and thanks for the fantastic car.




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Author
aphidgod
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114.8 MB
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All of you: amazing job! Beautiful to drive, to look at and listen to. One of my favourites for sure. Thanks a lot.
One of my favorite cars in AC! Fantastic visuals, sound, and physics. And, it's SO much fun to drive.
My new favorite classic racer! Love the sound of the Ford. I can see why this thing was so successful. Thanks for the awesome car!
Got to have a lay down! Just finished a 6 lap quick race at the Bridge. AI set on 80%. I still came last. This was because I spent half the time driving on sand! This is an amazing mod. The physics, detail and sound are amazing. I just love the V8 burble, rumble and Roar. Many thanks for this wonderful mod.
This is amazing. Thank you.
I just keep coming to this car, it is such a blast to drive!
It's gorgeous - both looking and to drive. Thank you!!
Current favourite car mod - great stuff!!!
Magnificent
Great mod thanks
Thank You This Car Rocks.
Magnificent.
I've only driven the car for a few minutes so far, but all I have to say is WOW. This mod is criminally underrated!

Fantastic visual and sound models aside, the car feels so, so good. The suspension is soft, but not so soft that the car becomes floaty and hard to control.

The tyres are very grippy, but still have that "vintage rubber," feeling.

The engine feels.... well, it feels like a ludicrously massive V8 screaming right behind your shoulder.

I might update this review when I get more time in the car, but probably only to rave about it even more.
Lovely car. Visually some of the mesh are a bit low poly but it drives great. Very planted on power. Sound is great as well.
One of the best mod for AC.
this is brilliant! *Jeremy Clarkson's voice*
Gentleman driver ! I love this mod, real pleasure !!
brilliant! finally a Can Am car, and perhaps the most iconic early Can Am car at that, great fun to drive at Road Atlanta, someday a decent mod or game based on the Can Am series will happen, so many great exciting cars, this one is a great first one...
Well done !!!
Really nice car! It is a shame that it does not have LODs, even if the base model has only 75k tri.
thanks for this good work
What a breathtaking job, thanks for sharing.
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This guy gets it.
A must have. Really very good physics and funny car. A fantastic job, many thanks.
Awesome Mod, Thank You for sharing!!!!!

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