No more guessing! Cars competing in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series this year will have distinctive aero kits to help racing fans spot them. His will be the debut of aero kits that are specific to each engine manufacturer.
A white, black and yellow No. 5 “Mustang Sampling” Corvette competition coupe featuring one of these aero kits was displayed in Chevrolet’s outdoor exhibit and test track at the Specialty Vehicle Market Assoc. Show (www.sema.org) in Las Vegas in early November 2015.
Chevrolet engineers and the company’s technical partners worked hard to design, test, develop and produce the most aerodynamically efficient kit for use on racing tracks. The aero kit allows the Chevrolet drivers to enter and exit corners faster than ever, while maintaining high speeds on the straightzways.
The kit also helps to provide optimal balance of downforce and drag, along with integrated engine performance. It gives Team Chevy racing fans the ability to instantly recognize the cars of their favorite IndyCar teams and drivers.
Fundamental elements in the 2016 IndyCar engine package are direct injection, turbocharging and the use of renewable E85 ethanol fuel. These ingredients are also the key technologies in several powerful and fuel-efficient Chevrolet production cars and trucks.
Chevrolet uses the knowledge it gains from its motorsports programs to build better street cars and power trains for them. Technology transfer from the racing track to the assembly line is a key component in Chevrolet’s racing programs.
Weight: 1,570 lbs. (Speedway) / 1,600 lbs. (Street/Road Course)
Engine Type: Chevrolet IndyCar 2.2L Direct-Injected, Twin-Turbo V6, E85 fueled
Fuel Capacity: 18.5 gallons (E85)
Top Speed: 238 mph (Estimated).