Published on 13 Jun 2012 by Elxwave
Brand new video featuring the experimental prototype built by Nissan in partnership with DeltaWing. The innovative vehicle will take part in the next 24 Hours of LeMans - one of the most famous and oldest sports cars endurance race in the world, which will takes place this coming weekend – and will run outside racing classification, with the number zero.
The engine is a 1.6-litre four-cylinder DIG-T Nissan, reworked to develop 300 horsepower (not much for a race car), rear mounted. What it lacks in power it makes up in lightweight: the Deltawing weights half than the other cars and also produces half as much drag, essential factors that will allow the car to finish the race between LMP1 and LMP2 class place.
The groundbreaking vehicle will compete in the legendary French race with British sportscar racer Marino Franchitti and Nissan’s FIA GT1 World Champion Michael Krumm. While the DeltaWing will benefit from a Nissan engine, on the other hand, the Japanese carmaker will closely observe the development of technologies that could be applied to mass-produced vehicles.