manchild wrote:Tom, unless you wanted to see another TF106 evolution launched from Cologne you didn't miss a thing.
And to see it for -what?- 4 minutes? - after one hour of blablabla ???
I'm working, so the sound was turned off and just switched that window to check if the car was already being shown, otherwise it would have been really annoying.
Take a look at the diffuser .. that's different from anything we've seen yet and study the keel to sidepod area. It's more open by a lot than any car I've seen. It's almost got a barge board type of profile and aero wise it's very clean there. If you've been following the development cycle Toyota did last year yiou know they spent a lot of time and effort on this part of the car. This design is really a big change.
I urge you to look at it again and consider the packaging that they did to make that possible. To me it looks like quite an evolution. My main concern would be that they won't have enough cooling.
My first thought of this car is that Toyota has really put in a great effort in this car, contrary to last year where the car appeared to be suffering from a very unusual launch schedule (remember the introduction of zero keel suspension at the end of 2004).
This time, it's a nice car, the nose looks very smooth and a little lower at the front than it was, while the rear is incredible. Compared to last year's car, this looks very sleek.
We obviously don't know yet what to expect from the other teams, but I suspect this may be a very good year for Toyota (despite a somewhat minor driver lineup).