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NASCAR: The Car Of Today
Formerly known as "The Car Of Tomorrow". Over the past couple of years, a lot has changed in the world of stock car racing, and thankfully, a lot hasn't. While the safety features of these cars have seen a lot of improvement, the goal has remained the same: SPEED. Lots of speed. The cars are still capable of 200+ MPH, but the drivers can still walk away, even after the worst of crashes. Simply put, the COT is the safest racecar in the world. Anybody who disagrees needs to watch the videos at the end of this page.
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The chassis. Both of the exhaust pipes are on the right side of the car, to keep the heat away from the driver.



One thing that hasn't changed a lot is the interior. It still lacks the leather seats and the XM radio. And the cupholders. And the GPS. And the...

What?! Oh, yeah. Uh, moving right along....



There haven't been many changes under the hood, either.



The engine sits a little further back than it used to, and it puts out about fifty more horsepower than the old one. That brings the total horsepower up to 850. Uh, vroom?



Another big change is the spoiler. This is the first time there's been an actual wing on a NASCAR racer since the Dodge Charger Datyona. But after recent tests, NASCAR officials learned that the old spoiler supplies more downforce than the current wing.

That's right! NASCAR is going to switch back over to the old spoiler this year!


There's also been some minor changes to the fuel tank, which I'll explain after the next photo.



Now the fuel tank features a valve that seals the tank shut if the car flips over. This keeps the fuel from leaking, which reduces the risk of fire.



Everything's open...



Side-by-side with a diecast COT. (Jeff Gordon's car, of course!) One thing that I think needs improvement is the front splitter. I'd like to include the support pins sometime.


Hey, is that a Megabloks brick.... ON THE EDGE OF A CLIFF?!?!



"This is madness!"



"Madness?!... THIS... IS... SPARTA!!!"

*VROOOOOM*



Well, in the immortal words of Paul Harvey,
"You know.. The rrrrrest of the story."


And now, watch as these drivers walk away unharmed from some of the most violent crashes in recent NASCAR history. Or watch if you're one of those strange people who only watches NASCAR for the wrecks.














And no, this isn't a model of Ryan Newman's car. Thirty-nine is still my unlucky number.



Comments

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  September 1, 2013
really nice model. You just proofed that great cars can actually left the studs showing. Congrats!
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  August 28, 2013
great build!!
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  January 3, 2011
i now how to make front splitter if i readed correctly
  July 13, 2010
hey nate, i think you should try your hand at a nationwide car? i don't blame ya if you don't want to i mean the front is such a weird shape. oh and i can't stop watching Michael's crash at the end, it's insane how many times he flips. catch ya
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  June 26, 2010
is it just me or does ryan newman like almost get killed every race that he drives in its redonkuless!!
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  June 11, 2010
Quoting Victor Stone could you please send me the istructions to the chassis and the gasoline pipe in the trunk. Thanks!!!! bud-man9@hotmail.com
As I said earlier, I've already taken this car apart, so I'm not sure about the chassis. I might be able to send you some photos of the gas tank's construction, though.
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  June 11, 2010
could you please send me the istructions to the chassis and the gasoline pipe in the trunk. Thanks!!!! bud-man9@hotmail.com
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  March 30, 2010
nate, now you got to change the spoiler as its now the same as the nationwide one and also did you see the martinsville finish? go joey logano
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  March 10, 2010
Nice model, always love figures or letters in it !! Sorry for the late review, Moc-pages are so slow most of the time ;-)
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  March 8, 2010
i understand on that one nate, its one thing to take your car apart (without crying) and then when rebuilt its not the same or there is one part left over... also if you could check out my mustang
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  March 7, 2010
Quoting ethan case do u think you could make instructions?
That's something I'm just not sure about. Making instructions for guns and engines is one thing, but I'm still not sure about an entire car. But believe me when I say I'd like to!
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  March 6, 2010
good work! i like the 39 number. it's look like the real thing! 5/5
Nate Andrews
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Conor McCarthy
  March 5, 2010
VVVRROOOMMM!!!! *nudge* "aaaaagggghhh!!!" tke that megabloks!!!
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  March 5, 2010
Another excellent build here, Nate! The body shape is very accurate. I think that the numbers on the side are my favorite detail... Or maybe your signature exhaust pipes: can't decide which :) My only suggestions would be to make the fins on the wing a touch smaller, and to try and use plating for the lower lip instead of SNOT, so that it want be so thick. Other than that, great work here! PS - I have another 10 coming, also a race car. Just need to take pictures.
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  March 5, 2010
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J Very nice car! Is that Ryan Newman's?
*Lightning*
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  March 5, 2010
Very nice car! Is that Ryan Newman's?
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  March 5, 2010
Quoting Ape Fight One thing I don't understand about Nascar is the 'manufacturers' involved - aren't all the cars and engines the same?
Only a few parts on these cars are built by the manufacturers, like the nose, the hood, the trunk lid, etc. The rest of the car is built by the race team, including the engine. They can make all the adjustments they need, as long as they follow the rules issued by NASCAR. The adjustments depend on how comfortable the driver is with the car, and also which track they're racing at. I guess you can say the manufacturer is more of a title sponsor. I hope this answers your question. Also, I appreciate everyone's comments, and I certainly hope you'll stay tuned for more!
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  March 5, 2010
Great work my friend.As always a very nice old school built.
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  March 5, 2010
Good car, especially the underbody detailing. Not my favourite from you though. One thing I don't understand about Nascar is the 'manufacturers' involved - aren't all the cars and engines the same?
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  March 5, 2010
Geat Work, undoubtedly the safest car, but the best is still F1. And the Rolex series
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  March 5, 2010
great work nate!! this is perfect, you never cease to amaze me. do u think you could make instructions?
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  March 5, 2010
of COURSE we know the rest of the story! Let me be the fist to say good job on this wicked car and beast details! And, SPARTA WILL TAKE THE MEGABLOCKKK!!!!!
 
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