The Nissan DeltaWing partnership may have been discontinued, but that hasn’t stopped the Japanese automaker from bringing a new race car to life.
Ben Bowlby, the man who designed the DeltaWing, will once again design the next hybrid race car for Nissan, which will be competing in the 2014 Le Mans 24-hour race as a “Garage 56” entry. Garage 56 entries are reserved for cars that showcase alternative energy.
The project will be overseen by Ray Mallock’s RML operation, which also had its hands in the DeltaWing project. The new hybrid race car will be capable of running solely on electric power for short periods though the final configuration of the drivetrain is still being discussed, according to Andy Palmer of Nissan.
Though it won’t be the DeltaWing all over again, Palmer did say that it’ll be “as visually arresting as the DeltaWing.”
[Source: Autocar UK]
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