Should I be excited or worried about
the new formula?
Excited, no question. The cars may look
like they were designed by committee,
but they’re new, distinctive, faster than
the old lawn-darts, sound like an IndyCar
should and there are more of them.
Here are 2012’s big questions and answers about the most
vital aspect of the IndyCar Series – the quality of the racing.
Words David Malsher | Main image Dan Boyd/LAT
How different do they sound?
Very: the 2.2-liter V6 turbocharged units
have a distinctive and angry buzz to
them, and won’t blow your eardrums
when the sound bounces off the walls of
street circuits, even when they hit the
12,000rpm limit. Basically, they sound
like racing engines rather than the
screaming stock blocks of the last decade.
22 APRIL 2012 RACER.com