Honda presents the 2015 IndyCar Series Aero Kits

Article by Christian A., on March 15, 2015

Honda has launched the 2015 Honda Indy car "aero kit," a package of aerodynamic upgrades and components that it teams will use in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series. Produced by Honda Performance Development, the aero kit includes nearly 200 individual pieces that can be fitted to the existing Honda-powered Dallara Indy car chassis – all of which could provide Honda's six IndyCar Series teams the ability to maximize performance at each of the 15 circuits.

The Honda Indy car aero kits were developed using the latest in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology. The kit’s effectiveness was validated through the Driver-In-Loop (DIL) Simulators, there minimizing waste at the prototype stage and enabling aerodynamic direction to be determined before full-sized parts were made.

The components were then tested in a full-scale wind tunnel to confirm actual aerodynamic performance attributes as well as to create aero maps to be used during on-track testing. Then, final proof-of-concept correlation was made in a series of on-track tests at various circuits.

The 2015 Honda Indy car "aero kit" offers teams with a wide range of available configurations to tune their cars to their preference, while providing additional visual variety. Honda worked with INDYCAR to pave way to a safer racing environment.

The collaboration included the design and development of the fuel safety interlock system that has now become standard on all Indy cars. The collaboration also included the 2015 chassis floor and other future safety developments to be fitted to the Dallara chassis.

The the 2015 Honda Indy car "aero kit" will have their debut at the Verizon IndyCar Series "Open Test" on March 16-17 at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Alabama. [source: Honda]

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