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 |  May 12 2012, 10:00 AM

When it comes to admiring a race car like as the Nissan DeltaWing, most enthusiasts find the tires that it rolls on to be an afterthought.

But its rubber is actually one of the most key essential parts of being a formidable racecar. French tire manufacturer, Michelin, was tasked with the duty of creating bespoke tires for the radical car, a project that its engineers didn’t take lightly. With how innovative the DeltaWing is, Michelin knew that its tires would have to be packed with technology that the industry has never seen.

It’s biggest hurdle was to not only develop a revolutionary tire, but one that was lightweight and a mere four inches wide. Undoubtedly the DeltaWing has become one of the most interesting race cars of this generation and all eyes will be watching when it makes its race debut. But just how good is the rubber on the DeltaWing? Apparently they’re like magic. Watch the video below to see for yourself.

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