A design of a vehicle's body where a single shell has the engine and suspension attached to it in various places to spread the load evenly over the whole shell. Holes are cut only to install the engine and allow the driver to get into it. Otherwise it is completely closed. Also called "unit" or " unitized construction."
The driver's "car insurance". Means "single shell" in French. The safety cell made of carbon fibre composite which forms a protective shell around the driver. It is surrounded by deformable structures which absorb energy in an accident.
The single-piece 'tub' where the driver's cockpit is located. The car's engine is located behind it and the front suspension on either side at the front.