Dallara—the legendary Italian engineering firm that’s developed chassis for Indycar, Formula One, Formula Three, Formula E, IMSA and a bunch of other racing series—has now developed a car for the street and, unsurprisingly, it’s a power-to-weight monster with crazy claimed cornering abilities.
They say it's better to breast feed than to use baby formula, but that doesn't mean Formula 3 builder Dallara couldn't help Fiat's baby X1/9 grow up strong and fast. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Exxie is all Dall'd up, but would you have to be a boob to pay its price?
Heads up Indy Racing League fans (all twelve of you). The IRL's announced they're sticking with current chassis-builder Dallara for the next generation of lighter-weight and cheaper cars with customizable aero-packages.
Don't move. Seriously, stay very still. I don't want to freak you out but there's a giant spider right behind you. Shh... don't panic. I'm going to hit it in 3... 2... 1... (Photo: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
2010 was originally set to be the last year of competition for the aging Dallara IndyCar chassis. Political turmoil has postponed the changeover, however, and the IRL is currently evaluating its options. This car is part of Swift Engineering's proposal.
You'd have to check your local DOT, but apparently in Florida (and Indiana) you can drive this titled 1999 Dallara — allegedly Eddie Cheever's back-up car for the 2000 Indy 500 — on public streets with abandon. The 1,000-pound go kart's been fitted with headlights and brake lights and the engine's been swapped with a…