Dallaras next generation IndyCar
A bit over the year since experts picked the Dallara proposal over those of its adversaries, checking has begun in intense on the next-generation IndyCar chassis.
Fresh car underwent the initial of a dozen scheduled shake-down runs under the control of Dan Wheldon, the reigning Indy 500 front runner, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Plan where the series competed this past weekend.
Dallara's clean-sheet design – which is able to be built at a new Stateside facility rather then the factory in Italy – was envisioned right from inception for use on both high-speed ovals and road courses, unlike the car it replaces that's designed for the speedways and later taken for twistier cables. Each team will be able to switch the bodywork depending on the method of track, but that's hardly in which the differences involving the new car and also the old one end.
Instead than the 3.5-liter Honda V8s that spun the prevailing crop, the new car Wheldon was running packed a 2.2-liter turbocharged V6, also through Honda, that is going to be one of three engines – alongside Chevrolet and Lotus – that will proliferate across the field next year.
Engine suppliers will get their first taste of the new chassis in October, with deliveries to individual teams slated for December, but you can scope out the images from the test right now.