Here are all the technical details regarding the brand-new Next Gen NASCAR machinery, which will make its debut in 2022.
NASCAR has entered a new era today with the official presentation of the new generation of stock cars. The entire commiunity got to see the new chassis from Chevrolet, Ford, and Toyota. Together with the car unveil, the technical features of the cars have been revealed.
The Next Gen cars are set to be the continuation of the Gen 6 philosophy of having more and more in common with the road cars.
One of the most significant peculiarities of the Next Gen cars is the fact that the cars will be fully symetrical, which will allow the reduction of aerodynamic forces. Another big change will be tires. Starting from 2022, the 18-inch Goodyear tires will be used. More than that, the singular lug nut will be introduced – a breakthrough for NASCAR.
One of the biggest issues of the Gen 6 car was struggles in following the car in front due to excessive “dirty air”. The issue is set to be solved in the new cars as the underwing and rear diffuser will be in the car to deal with that problem.
Independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering, and larger brakes will also make the difference. Furthermore, some electrification concepts are hinted at with the appearance of a combination of transmission and rear gears. Also, hood louvers will help make the engine performance.
Safety comes first in NASCAR and a lot of attention has been paid to it. Newly designed front and rear bumpers will improve the safety aspect, which is extremely important for the sport.
The following is the full list of specifications of the NASCAR Next Gen car:
The Next Gen cars are a revolution in NASCAR as they bring a lot of innovations and new ideas to the sport, which are made to improve racing and make it reach another step. Will all these ideas work out? We will get to see it at the 2022 Speedweeks, when the Next Gen cars will have their first races.