Gary Culver - 1967 Lola T70 Mk3 at the 2016 Silverstone Classic (Photo 1) by Dave Adams Via Flickr: It was the first time I’d seen this particular Lola T70 Mk3, and it was a spectacular sight in this stunning green livery from the 71 season, when it competed in the French Sportscar Championship, driven by Pierre-Henri Archambeaud.
Seen here door open as it cruised down the pitlane and out through the escape road back into the paddock. Like many of the cars at the Silverstone Classic I didn’t see it again, so assume it was tucked away somewhere out of sight.
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25 years ago, the 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II thrilled professionals and the general public alike when it was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show. The touring car developed for Group A racing on the basis of this sports saloon went on to acquire legendary status. Mercedes-Benz took the first three places in the DTM championship in the 1992 season with this vehicle, which was referred to succinctly as the “Evo II”. Today, the Evo II presents a fascinating spectacle as a works racing car from Mercedes-Benz Classic competing in historic motor sport events.
The Evo II did justice to its appearance by virtue of a further development of the vehicle. The engine’s output had been raised once again in comparison to the first Evolution model from the previous year, the Evo II now generating 173 kW (235 hp) of power as opposed to the previous 143 kW (195 hp).
The top speed was 250 km/h, and the Evo II accelerated from a standing start to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds. The body had also undergone further refinement on an aesthetic and technical level. In all, 502 units of the Evo II were produced - available exclusively in blue black metallic.