What’s the Difference Between a Racecar and a Streetcar | NASCAR Automotive Technology Series

What’s the Difference Between a Racecar and a Streetcar | NASCAR Automotive Technology Series


hey Courtney handsome back with you at NASCAR calm Sprint Cup is the premier level of stock car racing but with all the advancements and technology and safety over the years the cars haven’t really been stock for a long time but this year NASCAR debuted the Gen 6 car a new set of body styles designed to bring that stock feel back to the Cup Series each manufacturer has its own unique brand identity built into the look of their cars and the fans can take great pride when they see the style of their street car reflected on the track NASCAR fans wanted us to put the stock back in stock car racing so that’s what NASCAR and the manufacturers did with the generation six car throughout this whole car you’ll see that there was an unprecedented amount of design freedom given to the engineers and the stylist with the manufacturers one of the first areas I want to look at is the front end of the car and see the resemblance between the passenger car and the NASCAR stock car as you can see that the headlights are very similar the detail in the headlight area the comparison between the the race car and the passenger car also in the grill area very similar the emblem and then the the grille then also even down in the lower fascia we have much more brand identity than we’ve had in the past with the fog lamps and the outer grilles and then the center grill area both the deck lid and the hood of the gen six car are made of carbon fiber the carbon fiber hood it’s a as much as 50% lighter as it’s still counterpart used on the previous generation car one of our goals was to make the generation six car lighter to enhance the racing product on the track and all the racers uh tend to like lightweight parts better also now we’ll look at the sides of the race car and compare that to the production car and look at some of the styling features that the stylists and designers were able to carry over for one you see the nice fender flares here on the racecar that were carried right over from the production car the same with this nice character line or in ditchin here on the hood was carried over from the streetcar to the racecar and then the side character line that runs from from front to back right from the production car over to the race car so as you can see the stylists were able to bring over the styling features that they wanted into the race car while also still maintaining the aerodynamic targets to lie them to compete at speeds above 200 miles per hour the cars on the track are built for speed and power but with a few extra decals you could pull out of your driveway feeling like you’re driving the same car as tony stewart for more on automotive technology keep it here at NASCAR calm


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