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Lola T70 MkII Spyder (rF2) 1.0

Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets

  1. aphidgod
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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/

    To-Do List:
    • couple of mesh issues left to fix
    • rim/knockoff blur
    • brake glow?
    • likely adjustments to some skins
    • fix that one thing I forgot :(

    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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    For non-commercial private use only. All rights reserved by the original creators.
    Justaquickie, bk81, DS6160 and 59 others like this.

Recent Reviews

  1. pocketsized
    pocketsized
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    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.
  2. Ghoults
    Ghoults
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    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.
  3. Dawidchz
    Dawidchz
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    One of the best mod for AC.
  4. Andrew King
    Andrew King
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    this is brilliant! *Jeremy Clarkson's voice*
  5. TikalSnake
    TikalSnake
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Gentleman driver ! I love this mod, real pleasure !!
  6. ApexLine
    ApexLine
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    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...
  7. Klancy
    Klancy
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Well done !!!
  8. ppnhzk
    ppnhzk
    4/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Really nice car! It is a shame that it does not have LODs, even if the base model has only 75k tri.
  9. Ralle570
    Ralle570
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    thanks for this good work
  10. Niralja
    Niralja
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    What a breathtaking job, thanks for sharing.
  11. arthur666
    arthur666
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    brumpita brumpita brumpita brumpita BRAAAAAAAAP!!!!!
  12. alcione
    alcione
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    A must have. Really very good physics and funny car. A fantastic job, many thanks.
  13. rubencer
    rubencer
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Awesome Mod, Thank You for sharing!!!!!
  14. drift92
    drift92
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    YESYESYES!! Thank you for your update :D
  15. LionsTheBoss
    LionsTheBoss
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
  16. manuelj3
    manuelj3
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Awesome car!! Thanks for your work dude.
  17. Phoenix77
    Phoenix77
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Absolutely superb car, and a complete animal :)
    To be honest I thought this was already a 1.0 as it was already superb.
    Thanks, awesome work mate!
  18. Prolligan
    Prolligan
    4/5,
    Version: 0.95
    Super mod, but the icon in the main menu is too large. Therefore unfortunately only 4 stars.
  19. MiljuDelem
    MiljuDelem
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    Hi,
    I have an error with this car: here is my log:
    Setup change for Car: lola_t70_rf2_ford [12] Changing: WING_1 from 8.000000 to 2.000000
    Setup change for Car: lola_t70_rf2_ford [13] Changing: WING_1 from 8.000000 to 2.000000
    Setup change for Car: lola_t70_rf2_ford [13] Changing: WING_2 from 2.000000 to 1.000000
    Setup change for Car: lola_t70_rf2_ford [13] Changing: WING_3 from 2.000000 to 1.000000
    EMPTY CURVE, RETURNING ZERO ()
    EMPTY CURVE, RETURNING ZERO ()
    EMPTY CURVE, RETURNING ZERO ()
    EMPTY CURVE, RETURNING ZERO ()
    etc ...
    It repeats the "empty curve" thing indefinatly and the log can grow to 1GB...
    Do you have an idea on this?
    thanks and congrats for your effort

    Julien
    1. aphidgod
      Author's Response
      Ok, this is sorted for the next update. Thanks again for bringing it to my attention.
  20. decipher
    decipher
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    i don't drive it often, but the car feels and looks so very good. excellent mod!
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