LMP2 Lola originally fitted with a Judd BMW 3.6 liter V8 engine
Owned and raced by Dempsey Racing in the 2012 IMSA championship
Top ten finishes at Lime Rock, Mid-Ohio and Road America
Fully rebuild in 2019 including engine and gearbox
Front-running entry for Masters Endurance Legends in Europe and/or USA
We have the pleasure to offer the 2012 ex-Dempsey Racing Lola B12/80 LMP2, chassis HU05, for sale.
The B12/80 offered here is one of the last racing cars to be completed by Lola before they ceased operations in 2012. Available with powerplants from Nissan, Honda HPD, Lotus and – as with our car – the Judd BMW M3 V-8, the Lola B12/80 was the LMP2 version of the larger B08/60 chassis. With the large spinal fin, the car featured excellent stability at speed, a must for a car designed to go nearly 200-mph down the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans.
Its technical data are as follows:
Chassis: Lola – Carbon fibre monocoque chassis, 2-door coupe Engine: 3.6 liter naturally aspirated JUDD BMW M3 V8 (derived from BMW S65) Steering: Rack-and-pinion steering with Kayaba power assist system Power: ca. 475 bhp Gearbox: Hewland/Lola 6-speed sequential manual gearbox Suspension: Double wishbone, push-rod actuated coil springs over dampers Weight: ca. 825 kgHU05 was formerly owned by Dempsey Racing and was raced by Patrick Dempsey himself during the 2012 IMSA championship with top ten finishes at Lime Rock Park, Mid-Ohio, and Road America (detail race history is below in the history section).
In 2019 the car was completely overhauled and serviced with invoices totaling over €100,000.
The work done included:
complete rebuild of the V8 LMP2 engine including set-up by JUDD
overhaul of the gearbox (stripping and crack-testing all parts)
new carbon clutch
refresh of the fuel lines and cooling system
new suspension triangles
rebuild of brake callipers
new master cylinders
After the rebuild the car did one shake-down and hasn’t been used since. It just needs a new fuel cell and crack-test to make it 100% race-ready.
Spares include two sets of wheels and HU05 also comes with its current DMSB Wagenpass and technical documentation.
This stunning ex-Dempsey racing Lola B12/80 LMP2 would be a front-running entry for Masters Endurance Legends while it is also ready to make its re-appearance on the US Historic racing scene including HSR’s Daytone 24hr Classic.