2018 IndyCar NEXT Debuts Bold Aero Changes

Having shown off what the overhauled 2018 IndyCar racers would look like in rendered form two months ago, the sport has officially presented the new car in the flesh and it looks just as good as we hoped.

Pictured here solely in its low downforce configuration for superspeedway races, the new aerodynamic kits will be used by Chevrolet and Honda and be fitted to the Dallara IR-12 chassis already in use.

The design of the low downforce configuration is much simpler than the kits currently developed by Honda and Chevrolet and incorporates a smooth front wing, beautifully-shaped side pods, gills near the exhausts and a rear wing with two central uprights and curved endplates.

Renderings have shown that the second aero kit will adopt more complex front and rear wings, similar to current Formula One cars and delivering downforce aplenty.


  • john1168

    Looks great! F1 cars on the other hand… look ridiculous.

    • Vottek Mäxle

      Especially with that new “Halo”-thing.

      • Auf Wiedersehen

        One things for sure, there will likely be less decapitations in F1.

        • Charles Richards

          ….and the last Decapitation in F1 was……?
          Jackie Stewart’s Tyrrell Teammate Frenchman Francois Cevert during practice for the US GP at Watkins Glen in 1973…R.I.P.

  • Bash

    Looks really great indeed.

  • Paul Antony

    Excellent write- up

  • Six_Tymes

    impressive looking

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I’m DEFINITELY watching IRL full-time next season.

    • Six Thousand Times

      It’s not called IRL anymore but you are in for some excellent racing.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        Oh yeah right. It’s just IndyCar now.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Going back to a classic Indycar look.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Oooh I wonder what the Pacecar will be next season?? Oh I hope it’s Corvette or a Camaro! We haven’t seen either of those for SO long!

Florida Man Arrested For Going 100MPH Tells Cops “The Car Is A Ferrari And It Goes Fast”

29-year-old Gabriel Molina allegedly accelerated to 100 mph trying to evade the police.

One M3 To Rule Them All: Meet The Exquisite E30 Sport Evolution

The M3 Sport Evolution features a 2.5-liter inline-four with “just” 235 hp, but it looks and handles superbly .

Audi E-Tron Gets Charged By Captain Marvel In ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Spot

Audi’s MCU-themed digital short features Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel and the e-tron.

Ford Recalls 327,000 F-Series Trucks Over Fire Risk – Again

These F-Series models were first recalled in late 2018 over engine block heater cable issues.

Toyota La Coupe Prototype Is Real And Really Weird (Official Update)

Remember those patents we showed you? Here’s the Toyota La Coupe in the flesh.

2019 New York Auto Show: A-to-Z Guide To All The New Car Debuts (Day 2)

Want to know about every new car launching at the 2019 New York Auto Show? Read on.

Rivian To Launch Six Models By 2025, Will Build EVs For Others Including Amazon

Rivian has big plans for the future, but the company won’t offer a sedan.

Police Arrest 16 People After 100 Car2Go Mercedes And Smarts Stolen In Chicago

Police in Chicago have managed to recover most of the stolen Car2Go vehicles.

Lincoln MKZ Successor Could Go Rear-Wheel Drive And Feature A Familiar Name

A new report suggests the Lincoln MKZ successor could be called the Zephyr when it arrives in 2020.

VW EVs Will Have Batteries Designed To “Last As Long As The Cars”

Volkswagen’s battery packs will have a minimum capacity of 70 percent for eight years or 99,419 miles.