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The secret weapon behind Lola's revival

In the late 1990s Lola went from the brink of collapse to thriving again, and a major windtunnel breakthrough was a big part of the reason for that resurgence

The early decades of Lola's story were marked by the design genius of founder Eric Broadley, but as racing cars became more complicated and sophisticated - and aerodynamics came to the fore - more was required. Lola's answer was the Technology Centre.

The facility, owned and operated by Wind Tunnel Developments Limited and now up for sale, played a key part in Lola's post-1997 revival under Martin Birrane and has proved its worth far beyond motorsport.

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