The Lola-Drayson B12/69EV electric racing car features Drayson’s brand new 4X2-640 electric drivetrain, inductive charging, composite battery power, moveable aerodynamics and electrical regenerative damping.
The car will be powered completely by electricity stored in a new generation of highly advanced Lithium Nanophosphate battery cells made exclusively by A123 Systems and used for the first time on the Lola-Drayson electric racing car. These cells are housed in a battery pack manufactured by Mavizen and these drive the four axial flux Oxford YASA motors via inverters supplied by Rhinehart.
Its four electric motors will deliver a whopping 850 horsepower and a top speed of around 200 mph.
The B12/69EV electric racing car is claimed to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds, and from 0 to 100 mph in 5.1 seconds.
The weight of the car will be approximately 1000 kg, slightly in excess of the regular 900kgs in LMP1 presently. The overall control system for the car will be supplied by Drayson Racing Technologies working in partnership with Cosworth who supplied the original system for the 2010 LMP1 car.
In addition to the completely new electric drivetrain, the car will benefit from new aerodynamic features being developed by Lola in conjunction with BAE Systems and a new recycled carbon fiber technology developed in house by Lola.
Lola and Drayson Racing Technologies teamed up in 2009 and had a successful partnership in the 2009 and 2010 American Le Mans Series and 2010 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup racing the Lola B10/60 LMP1 prototype car. Drayson finished third in last year’s series with the Lola B10/60 LMP car fitted with a unique flex fuel Judd V10 engine with Paul Drayson and Jonny Cocker driving. The partnership achieved a notable first overall win for a second generation bio-‐ethanol fuelled race-‐car at the Road America ALMS race in August last year.[source: Drayson Racing Technologies][wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]