RCR T70 Spyder

Mark Donohue probably did more than anyone to make the T70 Spyder famous in the United States. With a Penske-prepared car, and engines by Traco, Donohue had a firm foundation to win races. And win he did, at the Daytona 24-hour race in 1969, with another T70 close behind in second place. The first in the Lola T70 series, the Spyder (or MKII, after the original factory prototype) was a formidable contender on track.

Lola is gone, and the cars are no more, of course. But the spirit lives on, in the RCR T70 Spyder replica. Like the original, it too has a fiberglass body, and an aluminum monocoque chassis. It fits the same engines from the period, as well as modern engines from Ford and Chevrolet.

And best of all, it's affordable, with kits starting at $24,495, and complete kits, less tires, battery and drivetrain, at $41,995.

THE KITS

The RCR T70 MK IIIB is offered in three kits as shown below. The icons have the following meaning:

Included
No Cost Option
Extra Cost Option
Description Standard Deluxe Deluxe Plus
Chassis
Aluminum Monocoque Chassis Unit
Billet Aluminum Rear Chassis Brace
Chevrolet Engine Mounts
Ford Engine Mounts
Aluminum Front and +A9Rear Body Mounting Structure
Left or Right-Hand Drive
DOM Street-Spec. Roll Hoop
6-Point Track Day Cage (more info)
6-Point Full Race Cage (FIA/SCCA/NASA Approved) (more info)
Suspension
Billet Aluminum Front and Rear Suspension Uprights
Billet Aluminum Front Upper and Lower Control Arms
Billet Aluminum Lower Rear Control Arms
DOM Tubular Rear Suspension Radius Rod Links
Performance Tie Rods and Balljoints
QA1/Carrera Custom Aluminum Anodized Coilover Shocks
QA1 Double Adjustable Shocks - 18 Compression & 18 Rebound Adjustments (more info)
Set Coilover Springs
Hydraulic Lift Kit (more info)
Set Performance Wheel Bearings
Assembled to Rolling Stage for Shipping Purposes
Steering
Custom Rack and Pinion Steering Unit
Collapsible Steering Column (D-Style)
Sealed Bearing Universal Joint
Splined Quick-Release Steering Wheel Adapter
Vintage-Style Steering Wheel
Brakes
Six-Piston Front Brake Calipers
Four-Piston Rear Brake Calipers
11.75" x 1.25" Vented Rotors
Custom Aluminum Rotor Hats
Parking/Hand Brake Assembly with Calipers (more info)
Stainless Steel Hard Brake Line System Complete with Brake Light Switch (more info)
Braided Flex Brake Lines/Hoses (Connects Calipers to Hard Lines)
Pedal Assembly
Triple-Pedal Assembly, Stainless Steel
Clutch, Front and Rear Brake Master Clyinders
Brake Fluid Reservoirs for Above
Brake Balance Bar
Adjustable Pedal Slider (more info)
Wheels
Halibrand Pin-Drive Wheels 15" x 8" Front, 15" x 10" Rear (more info)
BRM Pin-Drive Wheels 15" x 8" Front, 15" x 10" Rear (more info)
Halibrand Pin-Drive Wheels 17" x 8" Front, 17" x 10" Rear (more info)
BRM Pin-Drive Wheels 17" x 8" Front, 17" x 10" Rear (more info)
Lola-Style Billet Wheels (more info)
Tri-Wing Spinner and Adapter Package (Mounts 4 Pin-Drive Wheels) (more info)
Body
Main Body and Doors
Stainless Steel Body Alignment Pins
Polycarbonate Windshield
Polycarbonate Headlight Covers
Pair Door Hinges
Pair Stainless Steel Door Handles (more info)
Pair "Bear Claw" Door Latches
Period Correct Fuel Filler Cap (more info)
Pair Exterior Bullet-Style Chrome Mirrors (more info)
Lighting
Pair Headlights (more info)
Pair Front Marker Lights (more info)
Pair Rear Tailights (more info)
Pair License Plate Marker Lights (more info)
Electrical
Color Coded and Labeled Wiring Harness with Integral Fuse Box and Relays, 18 Circuits
Wiper Motor Assembly (more info)
Gauges
200 MPH GPS-Based Speedometer (more info)
8,000 RPM Tachometer and Sender (more info)
Pair Fuel Level Gauges and Senders (more info)
Voltmeter (more info)
Oil Pressure and Sender (more info)
Coolant Temperature and Sender (more info)
Cooling & Fuel
Custom Aluminum Radiator 600HP Capable
Pair Electric Cooling Fans
Pair Coolant Tubes
Pair Aluminum Fuel Tanks
Drivetrain
Drive Axles and CV Joints
Shifter Assembly Including Shifter and Cables, Suitable for Center or Sill Shift (more info)
Engine/Transaxle Adaptor Plate (Many Options, Call for Details) (more info)
Transaxle (Many Options, Call for Details) (more info)
Interior
Pair of fiberglass seat shells with leather covers (more info)
Dash Panel
Carpet
Integrated Heater and AC System
Exhaust
Exhaust System (more info)
Support
Instruction DVD (Generic)
Support Line Contact Info
Pricing (Prices and Specifications Subject to Change Without Notice) $24,495 $34,995 $41,995

Specifications

  • Drive: Left-hand or right-hand drive
  • Overall Length: 161"
  • Width: 68-72"
  • Height: 28"
  • Wheelbase: 95"
  • Weight: 1,900 lbs
  • Weight Distribution: 45% front, 55% rear (typical, depends on drivetrain and other choices)
  • Ground Clearance: 3-5", depending on setup
  • Drivetrain Configuration: Mid engine
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 20 gallons total
  • Suspension: Similar to original, but CNC billet aluminum uprights, control arms and braces
  • Chassis Construction: All-aluminum monocoque chassis, consisting of sheet and billet parts, completely TIG-welded
  • Body Construction: Hand-laid fiberglass body