Latest Chassis Design

Posted on: November 14, 2010 | Comments(6) | 2012 Chassis Designs | By: Daniel

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

Here is the latest design from Italy and Daniele Sanfilippo (who has already sent us multiple cool designs). Take a look and let us know what you think. AND – remember, you can submit your designs to us. We’d love to see them.

Daniele had this to say about his designs:

In this proposal, I have not given the initial design provided by Dallara. I built this from scratch mistaken some proportion. To be my first 3D design I’m quite happy.

In this car I tried to create a connection between the cars of the late ’70s and what could be the future concepts for the utilization of materials. As you will see on the sides are missing the air intake vents. In fact there are! Are vertical slots that follow the car’s aerodynamic profile. The sides are designed in two blocks. The upper part tapers towards the tail, creating the effect of Coca Cola is already known in F1. The bottom, however, is developed on the other hand, creating the side of safety necessary to avoid “engaging” among the cars.

The rest is all fiction that probably will not make the car go fast, but it certainly makes it pleasant to behold.

New 2012 design by DanSanfy13 front view

New fan submission from Daniele Sanfilippo.

New 2012 design by DanSanfy13 overthead

New fan submission from Daniele Sanfilippo.

New 2012 design by DanSanfy13 side view

New fan submission from Daniele Sanfilippo.

New 2012 design by DanSanfy13

New fan submission from Daniele Sanfilippo.

You can view all of the fan submitted design on our Flickr page, here.


There are 6 comments for this post.

  1. Doug on November 14, 2010 7:50 pm

    Its interesting, but isn’t it also out of spec? This doesn’t conform to the profile shown by Dallara for the nosecone and sidepod profiles.

  2. bduddy on November 14, 2010 11:05 pm

    Like the article says, it’s not based off of the Dallara. Besides, the 3D model we saw at the unveiling wasn’t of an actual design…

  3. Matt H on November 15, 2010 9:42 am
    Matt H

    Just for your information Doug, the car we will see in 2012 will be different than the one we saw by Dallara, since they made that 3d model in 72 hours for the ICONIC presentation.

  4. Patrick on November 15, 2010 10:45 pm

    Dan you continue to outdo yourself (and everyone else!) Very cool, very original! Nicely done!

  5. Scott on November 16, 2010 12:51 am

    Where you gonna put the power plant?

  6. Dan on November 22, 2010 8:17 am

    For “Power plant” you mean the engine? The engine is placed in the middle of the car, like all race cars. The discharges are high, and out of the slots between the side pods and the central valley. Maybe you can understand it better from this link:

    Obviously you have to consider a design that is imaginative.

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