February 1, 2013 - Every few years NASCAR unleashes its newest and brightest idea of what a racecar should be. Well, it is that time once again. They have dubbed the new ride The Generation 6, or Gen-6 for short. The new car replaces the old one which was called The Car of Tomorrow. Which I guess now makes it The Car of Tomorrow of Yesterday, or Yesterday’s Car of Tomorrow, or something like that? Anyways, let’s get back to Generation 6 .
The Car of Tomorrow vehicles all looked very similar. From a distance it was hard to tell if it was a Ford, Chevy or Toyota. This will not be the case with the Generation 6. You will easily be able to tell one car make from another. This means all the Chevy fans can pick out a Ford from a distance on concentrate all their hate on it.
This new version is going to look more like the models you can buy in the showrooms. This allows people to dream of racing their own cars on famous racetracks. “Hey that Fusion out there at Telledega is just like what I got in the garage. I could be driving up on those inclines in my own car. Honey, get my helmet!”
One NASCAR officially said he believed it will bring back a lot of fans just because of the look. I know I like what the new Fusion NASCAR looks like. But, that’s because I like Aston Martins and the Fusion stole the Aston Martin front, so this is the closest we will ever get to Aston Martin in NASCAR.
The new generation was fueled by NASCAR chairman Brian France demanding a new car to tighten up the racing. NASCAR and manufacturers worked together to come up with a solution. There have only been a few rounds of testing so far at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Daytona but so far the results have been good. Drivers have responded positively.
The new car is also lighter and has more safety features. We will not know exactly how the new car runs, and effects racing until it’s on the track in real racing conditions. If they have down their job right officials say there should be a lot of lead changes, thus more exciting racing.