IndyCar has unveiled its new car for the 2018 season and we’ve now seen it on track for the first time, as well as hearing from the drivers testing it
At the start of this week, IndyCar officially revealed the real-life version of its 2018 car – having previously showed us incredible-looking renders of what next year’s universal aero kit will look like.
We got our first look at the superspeedway configuration with the proper unveiling, and the car looks even better in the flesh than it does in the renders.
It’s the same Dallara DW12 chassis, but with all-new aero kits for superspeedway and road/street/short oval courses that’ll be the same for all teams and drivers.
The new look definitely has a retro vibe, while improving safety and aiming to produce better racing. It was then tested on track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday with Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servia.
IndyCar has released a video from the test, featuring our first sighting of the new aero kit on track, as well as hearing feedback from the drivers themselves.
One thing is for sure: IndyCar’s new racing machine for 2018 is a beautiful-looking beast.