NASCAR Unveils Next Gen Race Car Closer To What We See On The Street
NASCAR and Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota have unveiled the Next Gen racing cars that will begin racing in 2022. The sanctioning body and competing manufacturers have been working together on a project to create racing machines that better replicate those seen in cars. dealers and on public roads.
The new design features a lowered greenhouse, shorter rear axle, and wider track to make vehicles look more like coupes than sedans.
NASCAR notes that the bodies are fully symmetrical, “which will reduce aerodynamic forces and emphasize race car setup and driver control.”
He adds that “the new composite material in cars is more durable and will allow more hits and hits without loss of performance.”
Next generation cars will roll on the independent rear suspensions, have a rack and pinion steering and 18-inch forged aluminum wheels that replace the traditional 15, and the brakes will be widened. The cars will also be equipped with a new transaxle configuration that combines the transmission and differential into one package. NASCAR notes that the new transaxle was developed “with an eye to the future – the ability to incorporate electrification.”
The louvers integrated into the car hoods “will allow teams to maximize engine performance regardless of aerodynamics.”
Next-gen cars receive a redesigned chassis with front and rear bumpers for added safety and with front and rear clips that bolt to the center section for service and repair.
“The Camaro Next Gen has a much stronger connection to the production Camaro ZL1 in terms of styling integration, improved proportions and relevant technologies,” said Eric Warren, director of NASCAR programs at Chevrolet.
“From an engineering perspective, it is a seismic change. It is a completely new car which offers many opportunities from a technical point of view.
For more information, visit the NASCAR website.