Full NASCAR Next Gen specs, vendors and info

  • 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

Length:                                         193.4”

Width:                                          78.6”

Height:                                         50.4”

Wheelbase:                                 110”

Weight:                                        ~ 3,300 lbs

Spoiler:                                         TBD*

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

Horsepower:                               TBD*

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

Goodyear                                                                Tires

Hyperco                                                                   Springs

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

Sunoco                                                                     Fuel

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

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