NASCAR unveils ‘Next-Gen’ car in Charlotte, to debut in 2022
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – A historic day for NASCAR marks the unveiling of the New generation car, a moment awaited by the NASCAR industry and millions of fans for almost two years.
The Next Gen Car is the result of a unprecedented collaborative effort, tireless hours of testing and engineering genius. It’s the most revolutionary vehicle in the history of sport, and embraces sport stock car roots, while boldly forcing into the future through advanced technology.
New generation car looks
- The Next Gen car gave manufacturers more leeway to incorporate features into the racing car body that better reproduce the look and feel of the tram.
- A sleek new design has lowered the greenhouse, shortened the bridge cover and widened the width of the track of the car giving it more of a coupe look.
- The body is fully symmetrical Who go reduce aerodynamic forces and put a focus is on race car setup and driver control. The new composite material is more durable and will allow more punches and hits without loss of performance.
- New 18 ” forged aluminum wheels and wider Goodyear tires better replicate what is found on passenger cars and will allow softer tire compounds.
New generation car components
- Improved specifications to match modern passenger car technology including independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering and larger brakes.
- A new transaxle combines transmission and rear gears into one package with an eye to the future – the ability to incorporate electrification.
- The bottom of the car is sealed with a bottom and rear diffuser which will help manage traffic and reduce “dirty air”.
- Hood louvers will allow teams to maximize engine performance regardless of aerodynamics.
- A redesigned chassis features new front and rear bumpers for increased security. Front and rear clips bolt to the center section for easy maintenance and damage repair.
- Improved automotive connectivity will allow an on-board camera in every vehicle, with the ability to provide fans with more real-time data in the future.
Discover the next generation car in the 2022 Daytona 500!
Courtesy – NASCAR