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IndyCar to abandon aero kits by 2018

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  • #342716

    Here’s the latest official renderings of IndyCar’s new 2018 superspeedway and road course bodywork:

    IndyCar 2018 superspeedway aero kit rendering
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    IndyCar 2018 road course aero kit rendering
    IndyCar 2018 road course aero kit rendering

    IndyCar 2018 road course aero kit rendering
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    IndyCar 2018 road course aero kit rendering
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    #342717
    Damon
    Participant

    Beautiful!! The only major thing I’m not fond of are the still-large rear wheel covers. It is important for the visual of the car for the rear wheels to be visible from a frontal view. Other than that, it’s awesome.

    Keith, how on earth did you obtain the pictures the moment they got out? I’ve been regularly (weekly or more often) googling any kind of news on that since the first ones appeared.

    Anyways, EASILY, the best looking single-seater car out there, and much better looking than the current crop of F1 cars.

    On a side note, a piece of trivia that those images evoke. For anybody who didn’t know Ferrari wanted to compete in IndyCar and designed an IndyFerrari – Ferrari 637 – back in 1986:
    1986 - Ferrari 637 rear
    1986 - Ferrari 637 front
    Ferrari 637 side

    #343589

    Video of the new chassis configurations:

    #346717

    IndyCar has revealed the first video of the new 2018 cars in the flesh with the superspeedway aero kit:

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    Pictures:

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    #346743
    Victor
    Participant

    The Honda livery reminds me a bit of the BAR Honda with lucky strike I think it was.

    #346745

    A few more shots of the Chevrolet-liveried car:

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    #346747
    George
    Participant

    Definitely seems to have lost a lot of (visual at least) weight compared to the current car, although no doubt some of that is down to the speedway aero. Looks like a proper piece of kit.

    #347467

    Today the road course configuration is being tested at Mid-Ohio, here’s how it looks:

    IndyCar 2018 road course aerodynamic kit test, Mid-Ohio, 2017
    IndyCar 2018 road course aerodynamic kit test, Mid-Ohio, 2017

    IndyCar 2018 road course aerodynamic kit test, Mid-Ohio, 2017
    IndyCar 2018 road course aerodynamic kit test, Mid-Ohio, 2017

    IndyCar 2018 road course aerodynamic kit test, Mid-Ohio, 2017
    IndyCar 2018 road course aerodynamic kit test, Mid-Ohio, 2017

    IndyCar 2018 road course aerodynamic kit test, Mid-Ohio, 2017
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    IndyCar 2018 road course aerodynamic kit test, Mid-Ohio, 2017
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    IndyCar 2018 road course aerodynamic kit test, Mid-Ohio, 2017
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    IndyCar 2018 road course aerodynamic kit test, Mid-Ohio, 2017
    IndyCar 2018 road course aerodynamic kit test, Mid-Ohio, 2017

    IndyCar 2018 road course aerodynamic kit test, Mid-Ohio, 2017
    IndyCar 2018 road course aerodynamic kit test, Mid-Ohio, 2017

    #347494
    bosyber
    Participant

    Those look good, though a bit old fashioned, having seen so much fine-combed F1 wings lately :)
    Need not be a bad thing, but just something I noticed. Also, the wheelguards still look quite ‘heavy’/big in the back, even though it looks a lot better than what the current car has.

    Looking forward to hear more about how they handle and see how they race.

    #347498
    Victor
    Participant

    In testing today, it was reported that they already lapped faster than the fastest lap of the race Sunday and that they did it on the slower “Black” tires.

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