We were all sort of knocked silly when Dallara first launched the DW12, given the ugliness of the car. and in doing so, we all overlooked one of the bigger features of the car. The DW12 was built under the ICONIC project, with Dallara offering two different bodykits: one for road racing, and one for speedway racing. We’ve seen the road course configuration, but not much has been made of the oval package. Until now. SPEED TV have gotten their hands on photos of testing at Indianapolis, and the car looks much better:
The shot from the front definitely looks a lot better, but it’s still a long way from being not ugly.
The bit from the cockpit right up to the tip of the nose looks bloated and awful in my opinion, and the sidepods are still ugly. I can’t see the DW-12 growing on me, unfortunately! But it’s safer which is a very good thing and I can put up with the ugliness if it’s going to mean less injuries.