ex-Dempsey Racing Lola B12/80

 

Chassisnumber
HU05
Year
2012
Location
Germany
Car Type
Coupé
LHD/RHD
RHD
Road Reg.
No
Comp. Ready
Yes
FIA HTP
No
Interior Color
Black
Exterior Color
Black
Price
P.O.A.

 

 

Video:

    Dempsey Racing with HU05

 

Key Features

  • 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

 

Additional files

 

Description

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 kg

HU05 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.

History

Race History of Lola BK12/80 HU05

Date

Race

No.

Drivers

Entrant

Result

12.5.2012

6 h Laguna Seca

27

Cocker / Dempsey / Foster

Dempsey Racing

30th

7.7.2012

2 h 45 min Lime Rock

27

Dempsey / Foster

Dempsey Racing

7th

4.8.2012

2 h 45 min Mid-Ohio

27

Foster / Dempsey / Cameron

Dempsey Racing

9th

18.8.2012

4 h Road America

27

Foster / Dempsey

Dempsey Racing

9th

20.10.2012

Petit Le Mans

27

Cameron / Dempsey / Foster

Dempsey Racing

40th

 

SPECIFICATIONS

•      CHASSISNUMBER
       HU05

•      YEAR
       2012

•      LOCATION
       Germany

•      CAR TYPE
       Coupé

•      LHD/RHD
       RHD

•      ROAD REG.
       No

•      COMP. READY
       Yes

•      FIA HTP
       No

•      INTERIOR COLOR
       Black

•      EXTERIOR COLOR
       Black

•     PRICE
       P.O.A.