This is what Indy Pro 2000 have to say about the real car:
“The Tatuus PM-18 debuted to rave reviews in 2018, and will remain in competition through at least 2024. The PM-18 uses the USF-17 chassis – introduced in 2017 – as the base car to help control the operational costs for teams who wish to move up.
“The chassis is a full carbon composite and aluminum honeycomb monocoque manufactured by Tatuus Racing meeting current FIA F4 safety standards including side impact panels, front and rear impact structures, HANS-compliant IndyCar head restraint, front and rear wheel tethers, upgraded uprights and an upgraded front bulkhead structure for USA specific oval racing circuits.”
Enhancements over the USF-17 include:
- more sophisticated aerodynamics with an adjustable dual-element rear wing;
- single-plane carbon fiber front wing with adjustable flaps and Indy Pro 2000-specific front and rear endplates;
- larger Motegi Racing forged Technomesh monoblock alloy wheels with Cooper tires (13″x10″ fronts and 13″x12″ rears);
- a 275 HP 2.0-liter Mazda MZR-PM18A motor developed by Elite Engines;
- utilizing a fly-by-wire throttle system and Cosworth SQ6 engine management system;
- power is delivered via a Sadev SL82 six-speed sequential transmission and limited-slip differential.