Swift Engineering Inc. and Pro Motion Agency Limited are pleased to announce the signing of a three year agreement continuing Swift as the exclusive supplier of the CART Toyota Atlantic racing car through the 2004 season. The new Swift,...
Swift Engineering Inc. and Pro Motion Agency Limited are pleased to announce the signing of a three year agreement continuing Swift as the exclusive supplier of the CART Toyota Atlantic racing car through the 2004 season.
The new Swift, designated the 014.a, continues the line of very successful racing cars from the premier racing car manufacturer in the United States. The Swift 014.a represents an evolution of the successful Swift 008.a. There are major improvements in almost every area, including chassis and bodywork design, aerodynamics and driveline durability, including an all-new Swift designed gearbox. The carbon/epoxy composite chassis incorporates additional stiffening, strength and durability. The bodywork, made of carbon/epoxy with aluminum honeycomb core, represents a major improvement in durability, stiffness and fit. An extensive wind tunnel program evaluated the current 008.a Atlantic car and has led to improvements in pitch sensitivity and a cleaner look in the 014.a.
First deliveries of the new car are scheduled for December 1, 2001, following a comprehensive test program. "Swift Engineering has worked very hard to provide a state-of-the-art racing car at a reasonable price", said Bob Montgomery, Swift Toyota Atlantic Program Manager. "We sat down with all of the teams at the end of last year to discuss improvements to the car design many of which have been incorporated into the 014.a We have invested in our aerodynamic program and in all new bodywork tooling to give our customers and the Toyota Atlantic Series an exceptional racing car."
"We are pleased to continue our relationship with Swift Engineering", said Vicki O'Connor, President and CEO of the Toyota Atlantic Series. "By continuing our relationship with Swift and undertaking an evolutionary step in the development of the new car, and by working closely with our teams, we have succeeded in keeping the Toyota Atlantic series among the lowest cost, high profile open-wheel racing series in the world."