Supercars releases Gen3 chassis CAD images

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 28/05/2021
  • By James Pavey, Pics by Triple Eight Race Engineering/Solid Works

Supercars has released 3D computer-aided design (CAD) images of the Gen3 chassis.

The release of the CAD images marks another key milestone in the Gen3 program.

It comes after images of the prototype Triple Eight Race Engineering and PACE Engineering-built chassis were revealed.

The Triple Eight and PACE chassis are identical, and are set to debut in the 2022 Repco Supercars Championship.

The CAD images provide insight into a number of key facets of the new chassis.

Notably, the detachable front and rear clips, which are expected to improve repairability.

Additionally, there are a number of key safety developments; the driver will be further away from the door than the previous car.

There will also be a small hatch in the roof to allow medical crews to treat a driver through an access point in the case of a serious accident.

The colour coding on the chassis refers to the different sizes of the tube, be it diameter, thickness, or both.

There is a departure from the current chassis tunnel currently made of sheet metal, it will now be made from a carbon composite material.

In allowing for the new roof hatch, the tubing across the roll hoop is asymmetrical, while the firewall will also be closer than the current chassis.

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