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    Chevy Boss Says IndyCar Aero Kits "Very Worthwhile"

    IndyCar aero kits were “very worthwhile” says Chevrolet boss
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    Mark Kent, Chevy’s director of motorsports, says he’s satisfied the brand has achieved its aims since the introduction of aero kits for the start of the 2015 IndyCar season.

    Kent also insisted that Chevrolet derives marketing and technological benefits from its involvement with the Verizon IndyCar Series.

    He told Motorsport.com: “We got everything out of aero kits that we hoped to, so from our perspective, they were a very worthwhile proposition.

    “There were two reasons we did it: 1) visual differentiation and 2) the opportunity to out-engineer and outperform our competition. And if you look back at last year, the [Chevrolet and Honda] cars looked truly different from each other, and we definitely had a package that did outperform our competition.”
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    Re: Chevy Boss Says IndyCar Aero Kits "Very Worthwhile"

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Accardi View Post
    IndyCar aero kits were “very worthwhile” says Chevrolet boss
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    Honda simply does not have the resources to out engineer GM. Its a question of who can spend more and who has better access to cutting edge technology.

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    Re: Chevy Boss Says IndyCar Aero Kits "Very Worthwhile"

    Yeah, hey wow! That's really.. uh..

    I forgot what I was talking about.

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    Re: Chevy Boss Says IndyCar Aero Kits "Very Worthwhile"

    they really are ugly...
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    Re: Chevy Boss Says IndyCar Aero Kits "Very Worthwhile"

    Does that mean we will get these cutting edge static/dynamic aerodynamic devices, spoilers, wings & tail fins on production cars again, rounded off front ends of old classic Chevy trucks & 50's cars again, see them returning to replace our extremely bland anodyne dull unexciting boring cars designs of today?
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    Re: Chevy Boss Says IndyCar Aero Kits "Very Worthwhile"

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Honda simply does not have the resources to out engineer GM. Its a question of who can spend more and who has better access to cutting edge technology.
    Glad you said GM "Engineer" and not GM bean counter, if you let a bean counter loose on the design, out would come the RWD, in would go a cheap n' nasty cheap to drop in big lateral transverse FWD lump a wide aerodynamic brick wall sitting over the front wheels blocking out drivers vision, the racing car would suffer with terrible torque steer and the inability to handle any power through the drivetrain would take 10 times longer to do a lap, everybody else would be tucked up in bed with a nice cup of coco watching the replay of the race, as the dull to drive FWD bean counter compromise special finally crossed over the finish line.
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    Re: Chevy Boss Says IndyCar Aero Kits "Very Worthwhile"

    Indycars are so yesterdays news.........rendered to spend their lives using only two lame powerplants....and two body kits used to keep the costs down. No thanks !! Kind of looks like group of cars running around the track at Disneyland.

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    Re: Chevy Boss Says IndyCar Aero Kits "Very Worthwhile"

    Quote Originally Posted by JerryL View Post
    Indycars are so yesterdays news.........rendered to spend their lives using only two lame powerplants....and two body kits used to keep the costs down. No thanks !! Kind of looks like group of cars running around the track at Disneyland.
    I watched a series of races when it was no longer Honda Vs. Honda, lost interest, watched some other races when it was kits, just to see who had a cooler kit, the Honda kits were a joke, and they lost every race since.. I doubt Honda engineers knew anything about aerodynamics, and to think this is a plane making company...

    Still Indy cars look cooler than the soap opera that is F1.

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    Re: Chevy Boss Says IndyCar Aero Kits "Very Worthwhile"

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post

    Still Indy cars look cooler than the soap opera that is F1.
    Well said F1 lacks cool Chevy power, bet a lot of F1 teams would love to get hands on that.

    Use love it when Chevy totally domineered Can-Am of the the mid 60's, l know Tyler Alexander one of Chevy's mechanics at the time, who later went on to be the F1 McLaren boss. Loved it when Ford gave Ferrari a bloody nose with 1-2-3 victory in the stunning GT40's at the same time at Le Mans 24 that must be here soon again it's always on around this time of the year.

    I like watching/listening to the awesome sound of Corvettes trashing crushing Europe's creme-de-la-creme Aston Martin, Ferrari, Porshe the worlds finest super-cars in Le Man's 24 hours. Aussie Commodores & Falcons at Bathurst, i.e racing with no limitations.
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    Re: Chevy Boss Says IndyCar Aero Kits "Very Worthwhile"

    Off topic...
    The front tires are really blistering and chunking on that car. They look a little too soft for the conditions that day.
    (But what the heck, if you're winning everything is perfect!)

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    Re: Chevy Boss Says IndyCar Aero Kits "Very Worthwhile"

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsmobile stopped View Post
    Does that mean we will get these cutting edge static/dynamic aerodynamic devices, spoilers, wings & tail fins on production cars again, rounded off front ends of old classic Chevy trucks & 50's cars again, see them returning to replace our extremely bland anodyne dull unexciting boring cars designs of today?
    tail fin comeback?
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    Re: Chevy Boss Says IndyCar Aero Kits "Very Worthwhile"

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Accardi View Post
    tail fin comeback?
    Oooh yes please all the worlds fastest cars have them, you won't find them on some crap dull boring FWD anodyne Aveo or Spark slow static golf cart...





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    Re: Chevy Boss Says IndyCar Aero Kits "Very Worthwhile"

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Honda simply does not have the resources to out engineer GM. Its a question of who can spend more and who has better access to cutting edge technology.
    I think Honda spends a lot more on Formula 1 than GM spends on Indy. Honda has the resources for sure, F1 is about as cutting edge as you get which makes the fact that GM out-raced Honda even more of an achievement.. I think anyway.

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