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IndyCar 2012 Follow-Up #2: BAT Engineering.

A while back I took a look at the various IRL chassis proposals and determined that the Swift #32/33 was the one most suited to the IRL. My opinion was unchanged when Lola later released their designs. Now, we've had a surprise fifth entry from BAT Engineering, and it's certainly different from the previous proposals. Will this one change my opinion on which car is what the IRL needs for the future? Rather than wait for the end of my analysis, I'll say it right now: yes. This beats out the Swift. It is what the future IRL car should be. Why? Like the Swift, it has a revolutionary design that looks somewhat evolutionary as well. The aerodynamic profile is much smoother than any design other than the Delta Wing and possibly Dallara Concept #3...

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