Get Terrified Inside This Lola T70 MkIIIB at Daytona

Your racing-fanatic neighbor has a Ford GT40? That's cute!

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The Lola T70's career began in 1965, and by 1969, the MkIIIB coupé was ready to get the most out of Chevrolet's cheap power against Ford's GT40. Designed by Eric Broadley and Tony Southgate, the MkIIIB was built around with a high-downforce body, but perhaps the most terrifying thing is that you can today.

T70 MkIIIs got beaten by Ferraris and Porsches once the rules allowed them back into the game, but these stunning endurance cars remain hugely popular in historic racing. Which is why a whopping six MkIIIs were entered into this year's Classic 24 Hour at Daytona, with engines ranging from 5 to 6.5 liters.

The T70's only major international win was scored by Penske at Daytona in 1969, so its only fitting to see David Hinton's 6456cc car beat GT40s there almost fifty years on. Braking mostly by downshifts, by design.

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