- The Next Gen car has given manufacturers greater latitude to incorporate features into the race car body that better replicate the look and feel of the street car.
- A sleek new design has lowered the greenhouse, shortened the deck lid and widened the track width of the car giving it more of a coupe look.
- The body is fully symmetrical which will reduce aerodynamic forces and put an emphasis back on race car setup and driver control. The new composite material is more durable and will allow more beating and banging without loss of performance.
- New 18″ forged aluminum wheels and wider Goodyear tires better replicate what is found on passenger cars and will allow for softer tire compounds.
Next Gen Car Components
- Upgraded specs to match modern passenger vehicle technology including independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering and larger brakes.
- A new transaxle combines the transmission and rear gears into one package with an eye on the future – the ability to incorporate electrification.
- The bottom of the car is sealed with an underwing and rear diffuser which will help with handling in traffic and reduce “dirty air.”
- Hood louvers will allow teams to maximize engine performance independent of aerodynamics.
- A redesigned chassis features new front and rear bumpers for increased safety. Both the front and rear clips bolt on to the center section for easier serviceability and damage repair.
- Upgraded car connectivity will allow for an in-car camera in every vehicle, with the ability to bring fans more real-time data in the future.
Next Gen Car Specs
Weight: ~ 3,300 lbs
Body: Composite symmetric body featuring integral flap systems, camera mounts and OEM-specific design elements
Underwing: Full carbon undertray w/center stepped splitter and rear diffuser
Chassis: Steel tubing w/bolt-on front and rear clips and front/rear bumpers
Transaxle: 5-speed manual sequential with ramp and plate differential
Suspension (Front and rear): Double wishbone billet aluminum control arms w/adjustable coil over shock absorbers
Steering: Rack and pinion
Wheels: 18” x 12” forged aluminum
Tires: Goodyear Eagle
Brakes: Six piston monobloc front calipers / four piston monobloc rear calipers – heavy duty and light duty disc packages
Front Brake Rotors: 15”
Rear Brake Rotors: 14”
Engine displacement: 358 cu in
Induction system: Naturally aspirated
Fuel system: Fuel injection
Oil system: Dry sump
Engine cooling: Air exits radiator through hood louvers
Exhaust: Split-side exit exhaust
Fuel cell: ~20 gallons (Sunoco Green E15)
* Race package elements to be finalized based on track type and size
Next Gen Car Vendors
Aero Tec Laboratories, Inc. Fuel cell bladder
AP Racing Limited Brake systems
Bald Spot Sports Energy management solutions (bumper and door foam)
BBS of America, Inc. Wheels
Dallara Radiator ducts
Fibreworks Composites, LLC Deck lid, hood, rockerbox cooling ducts, underwing
Five Star Race Car Bodies Doors, fenders, front/rear bumper covers, fuel adapter, quarter panels, rear door crush panel, rear wheel tubs, windows
Kirkey Racing Fabrication Bumpers
Lentus Composites Limited Propshaft
McLaren Digital dash, ECU
Ohlins USA, Inc. Dampers
Pro-Fabrication, Inc. Tailpipes
PWR North America Oil cooler, radiator
RCR Manufacturing Solutions, LLC Wheel nut
Roush Advanced Composites Greenhouse, brake ducts (upright / rotor), front door crush panels, front wheel exhaust cover, package tray, roof hatch, roof flaps, spoiler base
Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions Anti-roll bars, shifter, transaxle mounts, uprights / wheel hubs
Schultz Engineered Products Fuel adaptor / coupler
Technique Chassis, LLC Chassis: front / center / rear, body mounts
Thermal Control Products Fixed window net / driver window net / assemblies
Tilton Engineering, Inc. Bell housing
Visser Precision, LLC Control arms (front / rear)
Woodward Machine Corporation Steering rack, steering shaft
Xtrac Inc. Clutch shaft, driveshafts, transaxle