One of the finest commercially available technical advanced R&D facilities currently on the market, the Lola wind tunnel has an enviable track record in providing excellent aerodynamic and mechanical results across the automotive, truck, motorsport and aerospace industries. Half of the current Formula One grid has used the wind tunnel since its inception and, over the last 10 years, the Lola Technical Centre has maintained an impressive list of clients that include Rebellion Racing, Mazda Multimatic, Scania Trucks and Airbus.Enquire
The 50%-scale moving ground plane wind tunnel boasts wind speeds of up to 65m/sec (145mph) to deliver an unprecedented service for reliability, accuracy and repeatability; bringing an outstanding correlation to performance for on-track,
road or aerospace design.
The Lola Technical Centre facilities are complimented by a fully secure control room with complete model making facilities. Automated model controls allow a wide range of pitch, roll and yaw-attitudes to be evaluated. A ground floor seven-post vehicle dynamic test rig delivers an additional research and development service for both commercial and competition cars.
Lola, whose successful debut in sports cars led to success in Formula 1 in 1964 (4th in Championship), winners of the Indy 500 and Can Am title in 1966, more recently success with Le Mans Prototypes, including the 24 Hours, remains a British icon now helping other manufacturers and race teams benefit from its engineering expertise.
“The Lola Technical Centre is a hugely important component of our success throughout all of our Le Mans 24 hour builds.”
Wide range of pitch, roll and yaw-attitudes to be evaluated.
Wind speeds of up to 65m/sec (145mph)
7-post vehicle dynamic test rig
Half of the current Formula One grid has used the wind tunnel since 1999