BAT Project releases new images

IndyCar commentary — By on March 5, 2010 3:32 pm

(Originally posted by Kohl Kirkland to

The fifth contender to become the next chassis manufacturer for the IZOD IndyCar Series has released images of its new car. The BAT Project, led by engineers Bruce Ashmore, Alan Mertens, and Tim Wardrop, put out a car similar to what we’ve seen so far but with a few distinct features.

The car features the rear bumper that we’ve been seeing on most of the new car designs. This goes with the continuing trend of concealing the rear wheel structure while maintaining the same basic setup of contemporary open-wheel cars. The rear wing is supported by large fins like those on the Swift and Dallara concepts. The front wheels are protected by the long barge boards on the front of the sidepods. All of these features add to the focus of the BAT Project, which is centered around building a safer IndyCar.

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