Just days before the unveiling of the Delta Wing, the IZOD Indycar Series has finally released some information on what they are looking for in the new 2012 car. They confirm that they are in talks with Dallara, DeltaWing, Lola and Swift to develop, manufacture and supply the new chassis.
-Safe: The new chassis must adhere to the league's already high safety standards while exploring new technology to improve safety in all aspects of the car.
-Raceable: The new chassis must continue to produce the exciting racing that has become signature of the IZOD IndyCar Series while not affecting other cars on track (i.e. less sensitive to the turbulence).
-Cost-effective: The league continues to work to reduce the cost of participation for teams in the IZOD IndyCar Series, which remains an important priority in this economic climate. The new chassis must have a price point that adheres to that goal.
-American-made: The new chassis must be built in the U.S., preferably at an Indiana-based facility.
-Less mass/More efficient: A lighter chassis with less mass that produces the same aerodynamic effect in an efficient way.
-Relevant technology: The league would like the new chassis to be relevant to the future of the consumer auto industry; innovative technology that is born on the racetrack and can translate to consumer cars.
-Modern Look: More space for sponsor logos, cars easily identifiable.
-Green: The Indy Racing League prides itself on its role in the greening of racing and wants to maintain its position as a leader in environmentally-friendly initiatives with this chassis.