Force India technical director Andrew Green expects most teams to join Force India, Ferrari and Caterham in opting for the "platypus" nose design.
The new Force India VJM05, which was unveiled at Silverstone on Friday morning, featured the distinctive shelf where the nose joins the higher front section of the monocoque. Despite the McLaren MP4-27, launched on Wednesday, not featuring the drop nose thanks to a lower chassis front, Green thinks most will follow the design concept that his team has chosen.
"We think most will follow our philosophy," Green told Sky Sports News. "It [the lower chassis] is an aero philosophy that McLaren applies to the front of their car, last year they were the only team to apply that.
"There's a regulation change on the nose height and we went with the drop nose. For us, it's not a big deal – it's purely aesthetics."
Green has set the team the target of challenging for fifth place in the constructors' championship. This would build on the team's recent improvement, which has seen it finish ninth, seventh and sixth over the past three campaigns.
"It's a big ask for a small team like ourselves but I've got a lot of confidence in the team around me," said Green. "We learned a lot last year and made big strides in our understanding of car performance and aerodynamics.
"We are taking that another step this year, you can see that in the detail on the car and see the new aero philosophies coming through on it. This is another chapter for Force India."
Green confirmed that Force India will experiment with different exhaust solutions during preseason testing following the ban on exhaust blown diffusers. and that he expects other teams to adopt a similar test strategy.