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Old 24 May 2017, 20:27 (Ref:3735741)   #16
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The rear wing for the speedway package is bonkers.
Agreed.

I love it! I'd be 100% thrilled if this is how the cars truly look next year, but I wouldn't mind seeing that top plane removed from the roadcourse/short oval rear wing and the wing endplates made a little smaller. But even with the big wing, this car still looks fabulous, and if it performs the way Frye has been talking, I will be very happy!

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Big, big improvement on looks and smaller amounts of little wings all over should reduce debris on tracks.
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I doubt it but I hope, there is a subtle variation between Chevy and Honda; it would be nice.
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Removing the airbox seems bad for sponsors.
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Old 25 May 2017, 01:42 (Ref:3735797)   #20
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Removing the airbox seems bad for sponsors.
Back in the CART era, they made good use of the available real estate.

Look at these beauties. A Lola and a Reynard.

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Absolutely beautiful new car. Love it. Only critisism is things they can't do anything about without a chassis change. I'd curve the nose a bit (like the Reynard above), and I'd shorten the nose a tiny bit too. But that's just being picky. The rest of it looks amazing. Love that they dropped the bardge board nonsense infront of the sidepods, and love they dropped the rear wheel guards - they didn't stop accidents and just created debris.

Hopefully the lack of rear wing helps oval racing a bit.
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Absolutely beautiful new car. Love it. Only critisism is things they can't do anything about without a chassis change. I'd curve the nose a bit (like the Reynard above), and I'd shorten the nose a tiny bit too. But that's just being picky. The rest of it looks amazing. Love that they dropped the bardge board nonsense infront of the sidepods, and love they dropped the rear wheel guards - they didn't stop accidents and just created debris.

Hopefully the lack of rear wing helps oval racing a bit.
Hopefully. I really hope they add power, too. The "road course" 750hp should be the only output these cars have, except perhaps if Texas isn't race-able with 750hp.

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More on the 2018 Dallara.

http://www.indycar.com/News/2017/06/...l-kit-supplier
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They get better looking every time I look them over. Hope they race well.

From the article, testing them at the end of July at THE Speedway:

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When manufacturers presented their designs to the Iconic committee in 2010, Lola proposed two different aero-kits, each with equal aerodynamic performance and which would give a visual diversity for both Chevy and Honda.

http://www.eracemotorblog.it/wp-cont...0/02/lola5.jpg

As we know, IndyCar introduced aero-kits in 2015, primarily to give Chevy and Honda that visual diversity. However, they haven't been without their issues but the aero-kits have produced a definite difference, between both Chevy and Honda.

I love the look of the universal body kit but I think IndyCar should seriously consider something, on the lines of Lola's concept as during testing.
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The new bodykit has no airbox or shark fin. So thereś less room for sponsor logos. I'm surprised they agreed about it.

It looks fine, slightly better than the current ones. But I'm more concerned about the performance.
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It looks fine, slightly better than the current ones. But I'm more concerned about the performance.
We will have to wait until they start testing. The first test is for the universal kitís superspeedway oval configuration, on July 25-26 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The road-course configuration will be tested Aug. 1 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, following the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Other tests are scheduled for Aug. 28 at Iowa Speedway and Sept. 26 at Sebring International Raceway.
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The new bodykit has no airbox or shark fin. So thereś less room for sponsor logos. I'm surprised they agreed about it.

It looks fine, slightly better than the current ones. But I'm more concerned about the performance.
There's more room on the sidepods because they've removed the blocker.



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It's not been confirmed but it looks like Montoya and Servia will be testing the 2018 aero-kits. There is also more detail about the actual tests, in the article.

http://classic.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/130129
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The new bodykit has no airbox or shark fin. So thereś less room for sponsor logos. I'm surprised they agreed about it.
It evidently was a tough sell HPD and Ilmor as well - they apparently weren't happy with the need to redesign the air intake for the turbos.
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