Chevrolet released the 2015 Aero Kit renders today at the Indycar media day, the package shown will race on short ovals and road courses, with the speedway variation due to be released at a later date.

From an aesthetics angle, its hard to say anything, besides it isn’t pretty in my opinion but I’m quite interested in how the car performs on track, which should be a notable increase in performance, and at the end of the day, I guess that was also overall the intention of function over form. Will let you form your own opinions however on the car and I welcome your thoughts. Chevrolet explained the process in creating the 123 new parts involved in the kit:

“Development of Chevrolet’s new IndyCar aero package consisted of nine key phases:

  • Conducted baseline analysis of the “DW12” racecar aerodynamics
  • Established clear design goals for the new aero kit, which included making the most of downforce, drag and engine performance
  • Developed design concepts using computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Analyzed structural properties, using finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Simulated aerodynamic properties using computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Produced test parts using rapid prototyping processes, such as 3D printing
  • Conducted testing of a 50-percent scale model in a rolling–road wind tunnel
  • Conducted testing of a full-scale racecar in a rolling-road wind tunnel
  • Conducted track testing of prototype aero kit on select race tracks, including Homestead-Miami Speedway, Circuit of The Americas (Austin, Texas), Texas Motor Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway.”

 


cq5dam.web.1280.1280 (1)

Honda meanwhile has yet to release the rival package.

 

 

 

 

 



7
Leave a Reply

avatar
 
Photo and Image Files
 
 
 
Audio and Video Files
 
 
 
Other File Types
 
 
 
4 Comment threads
3 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
6 Comment authors
FerrariF1Fanmike wJohn The Race Fan (@JohnTheRaceFan)Tom FirthNegative Camber Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
John The Race Fan (@JohnTheRaceFan)
Guest
John The Race Fan (@JohnTheRaceFan)

I haven’t seen that many wingers since ten cent night at the local sports bar.

I get that form follows function, but this looks just odd….

John The Race Fan (@JohnTheRaceFan)
Guest
John The Race Fan (@JohnTheRaceFan)

Damn autocorrect. Winglets, not wingers!

mike w
Guest
mike w

It’s got Chevy versions of viking horns and dumbo wings. And taking a cue from F1 from a few short years ago, the car has flick ups stacked upon flick ups stacked upon flick ups. If it is fast, then great. But methinks that we will have quite the festival of shattered carbon fiber from every incidental contact.

FerrariF1Fan
Guest
FerrariF1Fan

Should have read 124 parts, the extra being the ugly stick that it seems they beat upon on the final model with.

At least kids should be able to make authentic models out of Legos fairly easily.