When it comes to building Indy cars, there's really only one name to know, and that's Dallara. In addition to the chassis it builds for such classes as GP2, GP3, Formula 3 and World Series by Renault, the Italian company made both the previous and current chassis for the IndyCar series, as well as the current cars used in the Indy Lights feeder series. And now it has revealed the initial design for its new Indy Lights chassis.
Called the IL-15, the latest Dallara will form the backbone of the series that Andersen Promotions aims to revitalize starting after next season as the penultimate stage in the Road to Indy program. A joint effort between Dallara's headquarters at Varano Melegari near Parma in northern Italy and its US facility in Indianapolis, the new IL-15 features an aerodynamic form that will be adapted for use on road courses and oval speedways.
Performance Friction was brought in to provide the brakes and Cosworth for the electronics, with a new engine partner set to be announced in the near future. On-track testing is set to commence in August, and teams will be able to place their orders in March through an available three-year finance/lease package.