This Is Nissan’s Wild DeltaWing Racecar [Video]

This Is Nissan’s Wild DeltaWing Racecar [Video]
Design

The DeltaWing will push the boundaries of automotive efficiency at the 2012 Le Mans race, Batman approves.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 14 march 2012

One of the hottest automotive stories over the past year has been the development of the DeltaWing racecar project which will participate in the 2012 Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. Nissan announced they are partners in the project as the car was unveiled yesterday. So what is all the buzz about? Well just take a look at it. Describing it inevitably includes phrases like land rocket, Bat Mobile or Hot Wheels. The long and narrow proportions of the car look more like a futuristic top-fuel dragster meant conquer straight lanes of asphalt. The driver sits nearly in the back, nearly over the rear wheels. A single vertical wing which looks straight off a fighter plane is a distinctive element in the car’s profile. The design may look fanciful, but it was carefully considered to improve efficiency and speed.

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