Lola-Dome F3 car to test soon

Japanese racecar manufacturer Dome Co will shortly be ready to track-test the new F106/03 F3 chassis which is being produced as a joint venture with Lola Cars International in Huntingdon, UK. Design work has principally been undertaken at Dome's design office in Kyoto, where the engineers have employed a new, 50 percent scale, in-house, rolling-road wind tunnel

Lola-Dome F3 car to test soon

An attack on a market dominated from Italy by Dallara Automobili, the Lola-Dome F3 car has been designed to accommodate any currently available F3 engine installation and is fitted with Hewland Engineering's FTR six-speed sequential-shift transaxle as standard.

Due to relatively favourable local employment costs, approximately 70 percent of the component manufacturing is being carried out in Japan. Lola's principal input to the project has been to devise the means to mass-produce the required technology, and devise a stabilized production discipline aimed at keeping down costs to the customer.

Car assembly will take place both in the UK and Japan. Dome will handle sales and service in Japan and the Asia Pacific Region, and Lola will be responsible for European sales and service.

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