The Indianapolis Star reports that a "radical" chassis design penned by former Lola designer Ben Bowlby, now the head of engineering for Target/Chip Ganassi Racing, is a frontrunner to be the approved new IndyCar chassis, and has the support of several team owners, including Michael Andretti and Tony George.
According to the Star, Bowlby's design drawings "have been described as a cross between a sports car and a motorcycle. The car is sleek and definitely new age, nothing like what has been on the track to date."
The other chassis plan being considered is an evolution of the existing car made by Dallara. Either builder will need two years to have cars ready to race after it is approved.