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dansanfy 13 continued…

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

Check out another view of the dansanfy 13.  If you missed the first post click here to catch up.

{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.


dansanfy13 from above

Dansanfy13 View from above

Below is a note from the creator Daniele

“Good evening! (Here in Italy are 10 pm)

I finished the work, and already I’m thinking of other ideas.

It ‘hard to say what has inspired me. I thought everything worked on the car IndyCar, CART and Champ Car, F1 and prototypes. Certainly when I saw the base of the frame proposed by Dallara, I thought of a project PORSCHE (80) which was to run the Indianapolis 500 but was rejected by Indycar. The project had the details too different from standard stomachs and short rates and a kind of rear bumper from which arose the classical wing. In practice an IndyCar 2012.

Hence my project: front and rear wings of simple design and easily adjustable, with large bellies and large side vents to the rear (hidden from bulkheads) and strong protections to prevent “hooks” between wheel and wheel.

The side pods are similar to those used in the current season. The sides are closed by vertical sides that conceal the shape of “coke” and extractors for hot air radiator. They are then placed in front of the rear wheels, two wings of support. The shape of the upper part of the side pods create a slight wing, with a low pressure area near the rear end. A similar concept was inspired by the wing-car of the early ’80s.
The shape of the rear bumper is inspired by the car involved in the LeMans class. Profile smudge up, become more of mini wings.

I then used the F-Duct principle used by some F1 Team. The vents placed in the top of the pipe used to funnel ridurrne effect. What may seem an airbox is actually a sort of funnel directed to the rear wing. The excess air is dissipated by the side vents. It would be good to see the shape of the turbo engine.

The wing placed behind the front wheel has a reinforced bulkhead which, in theory, two functions. And ‘a bulkhead and aerodynamic another block to prevent the front wheels are properly engaged with each other. Recall that all incidents which take off of a car have resulted from contact of the front wheels being the most lightweight of the car. Detachment from the ground is because the air enters under the car, finding a flat surface and causing the takeoff.Another bulkhead would prevent direct contact between the wheels (considering the notorious fragility of the forewings).

My proposal, in practice, wants to be a logical step forward without creating a brutal separation from the current car. Let’s say it is the natural evolution of a subject they like, and so, the millions of fans of IndyCar. I leave you reviews.”

Patrick Koepke’s V2

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

{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 IndyCar chassis 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.

Our first design artist Patrick Koepke has submitted his second design. “Here’s my next one, featuring flying buttress-style “b-pillers” to channel the air down against the chassis.” -Patrick Koepke

Another Design by Patrick Koepke

Another Design by Patrick Koepke

{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 IndyCar chassis 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.

New design from Emmanuel Goussot

New design from Emmanuel Goussot

I was excited to see what type of designs would pop up.  While a lot of gear head won’t get to excited about this image, I am sure our graphic designer fans and other artistic types will appreciate the work.

Note from the designer-Emmanuel Goussot

“Hi there,

I am not a techie per say however I came with a view of a red car and
with the image of what indycar is all about:
- reaching people
- fun
- colourful
- affordable

Thanks and looking forward to have it online!
Emmanuel from France

Emmanuel Goussot

Dijon – France”

Click here to see all the designs.

Its great to see the designs pouring in from the fans.  Each artist so far has concept-ed different designs which is what the new concept is all about.  As many of the readers have noticed, inspiration for designs are coming from all types of racing vehicles; Formula 1, past IndyCars…as well as new ideas which will shape the future of IndyCar racing.  My next challenge for all of the contributers would be to consider the different wing packages which will be necessary for oval, road, street and short oval circuits.

Our next design comes from Tyler Tucker.  Here’s Tyler’s comments about his designs.

“This design is a mix of old and new.  The rear wing has the F1 look to it to where it is tall and skinny.  The side pods are more traditional aside from the winglets designed to create an extra bit of downforce.”

If you’ve missed the other designs click here.

{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.

Drum roll please………………

We’d like to introduce you to the  dansanfy 13!  Our second submission comes from Daniele Sanfilippo in Italy.  What are you thoughts?  Would you like to see more?

dansanfy 13

dansanfy 13

{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 IndyCar chassis 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.

{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 IndyCar chassis will endorse. Thank you to Patrick Koepke, and congratulations to him for being the first fan to submit a design. Below is his note about how his design was created. Enjoy.

Design by Patrick Koepke

Designed by Patrick Koepke

My name is Patrick Koepke. My inspiration for the design was to blend the old Dallara chassis design with more modern “wind-tunnel” inspired sculpting, including a progressive front nose layout that increases surface area for additional downforce (like a modern propeller.) The engine cowling maintains the current design intake with additional air flow channels, and the tail (in this case a super-speedway tail) is simplified with an additional vane to adjust.

What are your thoughts?

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