Phil Frank Design

Posted on: August 5, 2010 | Comments(2) | 2012 Chassis Designs, New Media | By: Jarrod

2012 Fan Design by Phil Frank - tilt view

2012 Fan Design by Phil Frank - Tilt View

2012 Fan Design by Phil Frank - angled view

Angled View

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Our latest design comes from a veteran car designer Phil Frank.  So far, this design is my personal favorite.  Below are the designers comments about the car.

Phil Frank, designer of the Saleen S7 wishes to share his quick aerodynamic concept for the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Dallara chassis. The design is a blend of aerodynamics and engineering mixed with traditional sculptural car styling, which is lacking from most race cars these days. The fluid body forms flow uninterrupted from the top to bottom and front to rear. Large pontoon intakes command respect while the sculpted belly flows to the rear to become the functional diffuser. Flat floor sections reside only to the outside to support the rear tire aero pods and the large rear wing end plates. A strong diagonal sectional cut across the body just in front of the rear wheels defines the business end of the chassis, helps diminish the overall mass and adds a bit of graphic drama.

I would like to be connected with ICONIC Advisory Committee as we may wish to become an aerodynamic package supplier for the series. Please have someone contact me directly.”

Now that is what I am talking about! Looking forward to see how this develops and if Phil Frank designs make the grid in 2012.  Good Luck!

{Admin Note} With all of the excitement——and questions around the Future IndyCar Concept Announcement. We at IndyCar.com thought we’d enlist our users to have fun with the open design concept that the 2012 IndyCarchassis will endorse.  For more information please visit the www.indycar.com/2012 page for interviews, car information and of course…the details on how you can design your own concept.

Comments

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  1. Scott Barton on August 6, 2010 10:31 am
    Scott Barton

    Well, that’s just awful!!! Is that an entertainment center from IKEA on the back?

  2. Jarrod on August 6, 2010 10:41 am
    Jarrod Krisiloff

    Scott,

    Be sure to take a look at the other images on flickr. There are a few striking views that you may enjoy. I agree though, its quite a rear diffuser. I imagine that the car would be glued to the ground on road and street circuits.

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