Monday, February 15, 2010

The fourth and final 2012 IndyCar Concept - Lola

The fourth design for the 2012 IndyCar is finally here, as Lola present the first images of the proposed Lola B12/00 and B12/01 IndyCars for the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series.
From their website:
The ‘total solution’ package will deliver two attractive and aero performance balanced racecars that will deliver a return to close and gladiatorial racing. Safety, efficiency, styling and affordability have been at the forefront of the Lola special projects team that have been working on this project throughout 2009 to date.

So there you have it, we now have the 2012 concepts for Dallara, Swift, Delta Wing and Lola. IndyCar Garage Weekly will talk more about the four concepts and what they mean for the IRL on IndyCar Garage Weekly this Wednesday night at 8 p.m. Below is more from Lola’s website:

At the heart of Lola’s proposal is the dual body style concept developed extensively by Lola engineers. This work has already received very positive comments from the IndyCar fan fraternity. This concept will give exciting visual variety to the IZOD IndyCar grid and stimulate teams, drivers and fans alike.

The two styles highlighted in the image (right) will be performance matched but use the same common chassis. Parity in aero performance will be maintained across the ride height range to ensure that no advantage is gained by either kit. Both styles of cars can be raced without technical advantage and with different engines. Common parts throughout will enable teams to switch upper surface styles should they choose to do so.

Work continues within Lola on futuristic designs to continue to challenge thinking and for sure to become more acceptable in better economic times

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