Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Video: Watch Nissan's crazy DeltaWing racer test at Sebring
Nissan took the new DeltaWing racer out for a quick parade lap at Sebring last week. The funky-looking car wasn't exactly tackling each apex at competition speeds, but the demonstration suggests development is on the right path. Nissan says the design weighs half as much as a typical competition vehicle and has half the aerodynamic drag as well, making it far more efficient. Likewise, the car requires less power to maintain the same level of performance (Nissan has fitted the DeltaWing with a turbocharged, direct-injection 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine). Despite the way it looks, it even appears to go around corners.
According to the press release that accompanies the footage after the jump, the DeltaWing won't run as a classified entrant in this year's running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but will be present as a demonstration of what the design has to offer the world's race teams. Hit the jump for a look at two videos; one (sadly audio-free) clip from the public display at Sebring and another look from testing at another facility from inside the car.Permalink | Email this | Comments