NEXT Indycar for Verizon IndyCar Series unveiled
2018 Indycar body will feature two styles. One body for superspeedy racing and another for road racing.
INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, May 24, 2017) – INDYCAR has released the NEXT Indycar concept images of the 2018 Indycar that will be used by all Verizon IndyCar Series competitors in 2018.
The newest images give more definition to the sleek and bold look of the universal aerodynamic bodywork kit that will fit to the current Dallara IR-12 chassis in 2018. The supplier of the universal kit has yet to be finalized, but it has been reverse-designed to start with a look of past Indy car favorites while also incorporating the latest technological and safety advancements.
INDYCAR, sanctioning body for the premier North American open-wheel racing series, is on target to begin testing the car by mid-summer. Verizon IndyCar Series teams will still choose between Chevrolet and Honda engines for competition in 2018.
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.
2018 Next Indycar Images
2018 Next Indycar Images
Road Course Body
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