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2018 Indycar design revealed

By Chris Thompson, 25 May 2017 News

2018 IndyCar double

Next Indycars to be sleeker and do away with extra wheel coverings

The next generation of Indycar design has been revealed to the world, and it’s a vast improvement over the current model.

With a focus on sleek bodywork and a reduction of chunky bulges and guards, the new Indycar design looks like it will rival Formula 1 in terms of aesthetics.

In a statement, the Indycar sanctioning body says the manufacturer has not yet been decided.

“The supplier of the universal kit has yet to be finalized, but the kit has been reverse-designed to start with a look of past Indy car favourites while also incorporating the latest technological and safety advancements,”

“As with the current aero kits provided by Chevrolet and Honda through the end of this season, the universal car will come in two configurations: one for superspeedway ovals and the other for street courses, road courses and short ovals.”

A major change to the car is the removal of the bumpers from behind the rear wheel, returning the car to the original more open-wheel design.

With safety still at the forefront of design, enough guard had been retained between the front and rear wheels to prevent cars from interlocking and launching into the air.

Indycar says it’s “on target to begin testing the car by [North American] mid-summer”.

“Verizon IndyCar Series teams will still choose between Chevrolet and Honda engines for competition in 2018.”

After the current season of Indycar wraps up in September, it’ll be a six-month wait until we see the new cars in action.