The car looks like a ponderous fat sled. It makes the ugly old one look pretty sleek in comparison. The new engines sound very good though.
I don't get caught up in the "this isn't a real OW car" debate or throwing out funny phrases about the looks of it because it is petty and tiresome.
If the car on average provides better racing than what we have seen the last several years then the looks of the car don't matter.
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As long as there are only 6 or 7 Americans, it doesn't matter what the car looks like.
And that's a fact.
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IIRC, you & I have sparred over this "OW" issue before. The March has a mega rear wing, its mass "blocks" in behind the rear wheels... visually acting as a bumper. The ramped side pods + winglets also visually block in the rear wheels. Yes, they don't entirely block the rear wheels(the rules would not allow this...) but in many views it has a closed-in appearance.
I've also mentioned the 1981-1983 AAR Eagles & the 1981 Interscope Racing "Batmobile" having what you term a non OW racecar. The rear aero was also not a bumper, but was large mass around the rear wheels. These cars just looked a helluva lot cleaner than this new 2012 Dallara. I remember when many of the Indycars of the 1970's didn't have tiny blade like front wings, but large blocky aero in front of the cars, ahead of the tires. Some also had aero blocked behind the front tires.
If Dallara had moved ahead with the "road course" body work, the front of the rear tires would not be blocked off. Turbulent air would be created by the top of the tire/wheel not blocked by the side pod. I think the rear bumpers are nonsense... Penske's Tim Cindric has stated that he doesn't think they will work as designed, but many OW cars have hung aero behind the rear wheels. I don't throw those cars out of the "OW" category because of that aero.
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I wish this tread could have stayed in the general INDYCAR forum as most might not go looking for it...
Dead Horses are better boarded here...