The first manufacturer has jumped into the 2012 body kit fray. Lotus which had indicated that they would think about creating a kit for the series has confirmed that they will develop a kit for purchase when the new rules come into affect. Lotus brass cited this as a continued evolution of the brands involvement in the sport. The team has given a large amount of financial backing to KV Racing Technologies and even put their name and logo on the car piloted by Takumo Sato.
This now means that a Lotus IndyCar will once again compete in the Indianapolis 500. The team won the Greatest Spectacle in Racing in 1965. The team already develops aero for their Formula 1 that has performed relatively well considering their new team status. That now gives us Dallara and Lotus with the ICONIC committee still pushing other manufacturers hard for their participation. One thing that will be interesting will be the engine specs once released. Could Lotus take a step further and provide engines too? Maybe a bit early to discuss that aspect, but what do think of Lotus jumping in? Could we see more manufacturers jump on because of it?