Honda will participate in 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series with a special Indy Car that has just received a new aero kit. As the name suggests, this new addition to the vehicle is all about aerodynamic components and upgrades. It is really very impressive that the kit comprises of nearly 200 individual pieces, each of which can be fitted to the already known Honda-powered Dallara Indy car chassis. Of course, all this is done for the sake of optimum performance.
Honda's Indy car aero kit was developed with the help of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology. Then what followed was a validation via Driver-In-Loop (DIL) Simulators that allowed the determination of the better aerodynamic direction prior the development of kit's components.
The next step was the testing of the components in a full-scale wind tunnel. At last, the final proof-of-concept correlation was conducted by HPD and included test track on various circuits for six days.
Next to the improved performance, Honda also says that this kit makes the Indy car safer. This includes the new design of the fuel safety interlock system, which is now fitted on all Indy cars, as well as the new chassis floor, specifically developed for 2015 season.
The official debut of Honda Indy Car Aero Kits will happen on 16th and 17th of March with an "Open Test" at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Alabama. The new season starts on 29th of March at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Florida.
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