Arguably the car with the ugliest nose so far and somehow pretty much every other car looks so far better. Maybe it is my mood today. Loved their video
, top stuff and I agree fully with the top-voted tube comment.
As a RBR car you should not waste much time looking at the classic development parts like the frontwing etc. The car itself is so far clearly a logical evolution of the RB8, following the lineage founded by the RB5. The sidepds and the rear catch of course the eye and seem to have been an area were a great deal of the ressources has gone into. It has not much sense to write about finer details at the rear as clearly this is the area which they didn't like to present. I will wait for daylight and good pics.
Korean spec RB8:
The cross-tunnels/S-ducts seem now to be better integrated into the overall package, especially the sidepods are much more progressively shaped. The distance between the end of the coandaramp and the diffusor seems to be bigger, with the ramp finishing earlier. So also a logical evolution of last years development from V3 to V3.2. Incredible tight rear, and I thought the RB8 looked anorexic there. Packaging must have been quite a task and maybe they did stretch that gearbox a bit. Of course the car is still push-rod up-front, so it seems that decided against investing the considerable ressources to go pull-rod.
I can just repeat myself, we will have to get that car out on the track, with as little umbrellas as possibles to get a decent idea of some areas. As I know Red Bull we will see some interesting bits arriving only towards the end of the testing, although with the recent insight about the 'banned' first RB8 exhaust package I would say we won't see quite a surprise in the last track days.
P.S: It does look a bit stretched and the rear suspension seems even more angled forward. Once we have some decent shots it will be easier so I won't comment much more on it until it hits the track.
Edited by H2H, 03 February 2013 - 20:14.