NASCAR Next-Gen Test Car

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  1. Apex3V

    Apex3V Heel-n-Toe Enthusiast

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    During this week Austin Dillon will be shaking down the supposed new gen 7 chassis with NASCAR engineers and was originally intended to be a very private/ no media test day. Leave it to Austin to let us get a good first look at the car! he posted a brief walk around video and a still shot of the rear and it is easy to spot some immediate differences. In the front there appears to be a chin spoiler-ish design on top of the splitter and more prominent definitions in the front bumper cover. For this car the are using hood vents that I would assume are venting from the radiator and are also using a c7r style upper intake rather than the traditional cowl induction. Along the side of the car features a set of 18x(most likely 10.5") BBS wheels with 5 lug nuts, A different side skirt which flows from the back side of the tire, single exit side exhaust which most likely indicates a symmetrical design of exhaust and a steeper windshield angle. On the back of the car the decklid has been all but removed, a similar sized spoiler is in place and most importantly there is now a diffuser under the rear valence! I am dying to know more about this and there is a lot of speculation about this new car right now. Thought?
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    NASCAR with BBS wheels doesn't look right....

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    Yeh, you are right , they should have a set of Apex rims on them, ha,ha!!!
     
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    18” takeoffs. Come to daddy.
     
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    Wonder if they will be similar to the Continentals , though, where most of the tires are used on Ovals , hence have a stiffer sidewall and are not as good as the Pirellis and Michelins?

    Best thing about wandering to other tracks ( Autobahn ) was seeing the guys with fast Stangs and Corvettes running on Michelin scrubs. They seem to be even quicker than the Pirellis , so we have another tire choice if you trailer your car and use either IMSA or World Challenge take offs?
     
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    My hunch is that the goodyears that nascar will use while usable won't be nearly as fast as a Michelin scrub, the tires they use now I would compare to the softness of a hoosier A7 give or take and have a very short lifespan at-least on the ovals.
     
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    Nascar also uses different compounds for left and right sides and they also use dual compound tires. The inside tread of the tire is a different compound from the outside.
     
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    with 4 road course races a year. We can hope.
     
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    I’m all in on the next gen cars. But they’re moving to four road races? If so that’s good news. Less chance of me getting dizzy.
     
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    across all 3 series they go to watkins glen, sonoma, ctmp, road america, charlotte roval and mid ohio. if they use the 18 inch wheels in all 3 series then it would seem more realistic to get a set of scrubs.
     
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    new side view
     
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