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

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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