You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Honda Gives its IndyCar Racers a New Look for 2015

Automobile logo Automobile 2015-03-10 Jake Holmes
2015 Honda Indycar Front© Provided by Automobile 2015 Honda Indycar Front

Following the lead of Chevrolet, Honda revealed its newest aerodynamic body kit for the 2015 IndyCar racing series. The design shown here is for road course and short oval tracks; Honda plans to reveal its high-speed oval aero kit later.


The new Honda IndyCar aerodynamic package features an aggressive set of small wings at the front of the car, along with restyled side skirts and a new rear wing. Honda initially developed the aerodynamic parts in computer simulations, before testing the car to a wind tunnel, and finally to six days of on-track development.

2015 Honda Indycar Rear Three Quarter© Provided by Automobile 2015 Honda Indycar Rear Three Quarter "We've been encouraged by the performance of the new Honda aero kits in testing, but of course the end goal is to win races, the Indy 500 and the championship," Honda Performance Development president Art St. Cyr said in a statement. "We believe we have a superior aerodynamic and engine package."

Honda was the sole engine supplier in the IndyCar series from 2006 to 2012, when Chevrolet joined. Honda uses the same Dallara DP15 racing chassis as does Chevrolet. Under current IndyCar rules, all cars must use a 2.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, which make roughly 600-700 hp and rev to 12,000 rpm.

The 2015 Honda IndyCar designs will first debut publicly at an open test event March 16-17 in Birmingham, Alabama, before the season-opener race at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Florida, on March 29.

2015 Honda Indycar Front Three Quarter© Provided by Automobile 2015 Honda Indycar Front Three Quarter

More From Automobile

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon