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    2009-2011 Chassis Specification

    Swift 017.n


    Manufacturer - Swift
    Overall width mm 2000
    Overall height mm 950
    Bodywork width mm 1600
    Front wing width mm 1900
    Rear wing width mm 1150
    Weight kg 670 including driver
    Fuel tank capacity liter 135
    Gear box - Paddle
    Brake disc - Carbon
    Fornt tyres - 265/55R13
    Rear tyres - 325/45R13
    Downforce kg 750


    Engine Specification.

    Toyota RV8K


    600+ hp at 10,300 rpm (based on Toyota IRL engine block), 3.4 litre displacement, 10,700 rpm "overtake" rpm, claimed weight 120 kg.

    Honda HR09E


    600+ hp at 10,300 rpm (based on Honda IRL engine block), 3.4 litre displacement, 10,700 rpm "overtake" rpm, claimed weight 120 kg.

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    looks a lot like the 16a, just new front wing elements and rear wing.
    the side pods still look goofy.
    are they saying its a brand new chassis and design or jus a continuation of the 16?

    I miss the Lolas and Reynards. I worked on a 99 Lola/Mugen FN for a bit, loved that car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazn View Post
    looks a lot like the 16a, just new front wing elements and rear wing.
    the side pods still look goofy.
    are they saying its a brand new chassis and design or jus a continuation of the 16?

    I miss the Lolas and Reynards. I worked on a 99 Lola/Mugen FN for a bit, loved that car.
    Here's what was written on Swift's site...

    Swift Engineering, Inc. Selected as Formula Nippon Chassis Supplier
    Contact:
    Chris Norris / Swift Engineering, Inc. / 949-492-6608 ext.277 / cnorris@swiftengineering.com

    San Clemente, California USA August 2007 - Swift Engineering, Inc. is pleased to announce the next generation race car for the Formula Nippon Racing Series. The new racing chassis dubbed 017.n is a clean sheet design with futuristic styling and performance improvements to supply the Japanese based racing series for competition 2009-2011.


    I assume they used developments from the 014 and 016's on the 017.

    Racecar engineering article from Dec 07
    http://www.racecar-engineering.com/a...la-nippon.html

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