and went back to a stock current production bodyshell based formula rather than the tube-framed, common skinned cars they have now.
Jersey Tom wrote:With how big a deal aero is, going with stock bodies would be a bad call.
The new cars will have a fuel tank that will be moved forward from the boot and sit inside the main chassis...
A collapsible steering column, new fire extinguisher system and added side protection are all features of a COTF-spec V8 Supercar, while windscreens will become polycarbonate, the overall weight of the car will drop by about 100kg and 18-inch tyres will be introduced for the first time.
Engines will be positioned 100mm further rearwards for safety as well as reducing costs in the case of severe accident damage.
Independent Rear Suspension and a transaxle gearbox will also be a new feature technically, more reflective of modern road cars and keeping with the theme of increasing motoring market relevance.
The cars will essentially look the same from the outside...
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