FORT WORTH, Texas -- IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden believes the sleeker cars with new universal aero kits look more like an open-wheel car.
Newgarden was part of the first test of the new Chevrolets at Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday.
"Everything getting lower I think is preferred, the side pods getting pushed forward -- those are the big aesthetic differences we really wanted," Newgarden said. "The shaping of the side pod looks like a proper open-wheel car. The engine coming lower, having a blow-through roll hoop signifying that's a turbocharged car. Those little things, I think, make it look really, really good."
Newgarden said the new car felt different, but not drastically different, at Texas.