Lola and Drayson Racing Technologies have announced that Formula 1 engine supplier Cosworth and global defense and security company BAE Systems will be among the partners in their all-electric LMP car project.
The program, which was announced in July, sees the sports car and open-wheel constructor join forces with the former leading American Le Mans Series team to build the Lola-Drayson B12/69EV. The aim is to match the pace of the current leading LMP1 machines with an all-electric car based on the current Lola LMP1 chassis.
Cosworth will supply the Lola-Drayson's electronic control systems, while its structural carbon battery will come from BAE Systems. Other partners in the project include automotive engineering firm Multimatic and technology firm HaloIPT.
Lola managing director Robin Brundle said: "Lola has been known throughout its history as a technically adventurous company that has helped shape the motorsports industry. Today's announcement evidences our commitment to ensuring that with our partners and suppliers we can be the leaders in pioneering future technologies that will be an intrinsic part of both the automotive and motorsports industries."