IndyCar » DeltaWing unveils 'revolutionary' IndyCar concept

The fourth proposal for the future design of IndyCar is perhaps the most radical of all....

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Stuart Drinkwater

February 11, 2010 4:02 PM

And thats why Americans should never be allowed to design cars. If Indycar is going to be held on the Salt-flats, once a year during speed-week, then its a winner. But if they plan on sticking to oval racing then that is such a bad design.

Wont the front just drift as its not wide enough for stability? and what about the 'trike' effect during overtaking...where the driver cant judge the width of the rear and goes for gaps too narrow?

I'm probably wrong, and I'm sure Batman will have a fantastic season in 2012.


February 11, 2010 4:20 PM

"Initial work on the concept was started from a clean sheet by Briton Ben Bowlby at Target Chip Ganassi Racing just over a year ago"

Didn't actually read the story before you commented, did you Stuart! :-o


February 11, 2010 4:26 PM

"And thats why Americans should never be allowed to design cars"

So I take it you don't bother to even read the article? Because if you did, you would have seen the first line of the second paragraph says "Initial work on the concept was started from a clean sheet by Briton Ben Bowlby". SpeedTV states Bowlby is a grad of the University of London and worked for Lola from 1991 to 2002.

And that's why you should read before shooting off at the mouth.

There is a another article on the car on SpeedTVcom

The problem I have with it is it's not an open wheel car. The front wheels have to come out with suspension components and have the look of an open wheel car instead of close together.


February 11, 2010 4:44 PM

Ben Bowlby must be on f*u*c*k*i*n*g drugs. And Gannassi
also if he bankrolls construction of a "prototype" :?

I would love to have been a fly on the wall when Gordon Murray saw this press release ! :) :)

Miso - Unregistered

February 11, 2010 4:55 PM

So it happened to be true and Batman is going to race...

This must be very unstable while braking, unless it has rear brakes only.
BTW. it makes me want to puke

Evan - Unregistered

February 11, 2010 5:30 PM

It's hideous, it's not an open wheel car, it will be crap on road courses and probably ovals too. It's hideous. It cannot be safe and must be very unstable under braking. It's hideous. 300hp is nothing. It's hideous. The Swift looks so good aswell. Randy Bernard or who ever makes the decision PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON'T PICK THIS HIDEOUS MONSTER! If you do it will be the final nail in IndyCar's coffin.

P.S. Did I mention it's hideous!

Jon - Unregistered

February 11, 2010 5:52 PM

By the look of that thing, they'll need to do 3 point turns on tight street circuits like the last corner/ hairpin at Long Beach. I hope they don't go for this option

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