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Delta Wing Technologies is taking its knowledge learned on the race track and applying it to a road-going car in hopes that an OEM will want to license its design.
The Nissan Delta Wing Le Mans race car is certainly one of the most experimental cars the racing world has ever seen, and its creation was documented by Nissan to show off the extensive amounts of research and development it takes to build such a race focused machine.
Nissan is releasing the footage in installments, each one focusing on a different aspect of the development process.
We have seen it testing at Sebring, and now Nissan intends to show us the steps it took to bring the car into reality and actually get it out on the track. The first video in the series focuses on aerodynamics, and specifically on preparing and testing the race car in the wind tunnel.
You can watch the first video in the series below.
The Nissan Delta Wing is no doubt one of the most innovative cars to come out of the racing world in a while, weighing about half of what other comparable race cars do and putting out only half the power, yet remaining competitive.
Nissan has been testing its new race car at the Sebring racetrack this past week, to delve deeper into what it takes to build a winning car. Learning from the project, Nissan hopes to inject some of the technology and ideas that are developed on Delta Wing into its everyday use road cars.
What the company is truly trying to do is revolutionize racing. Being such a highly competitive sport, we will have to wait and see how the Delta Wing does in a real racing scenario. The car will run the 24 hours of Le Mans, but it will be placed in its own experimental car category, and therefore will not really be competing. Though its performance at Le Mans will no doubt be a sign of things to come.
Watch the video below of Nissan Engineers discussing the Delta Wing Project.
The Nissan Delta Wing is a unique design meant to build on and reinvent modern race cars. At this past weekend’s 12 hours of Sebring, Nissan brought its newest race toy to preview for fans as well as real-world testing on the famous track.
The Delta wing runs with a turbocharged, direct-injection 1.6-liter 4-cylinder that produces around 300 hp. It is also half the weight of most of its competitors, making it a legitimate contender. The Delta Wing will be running in the 24 hours of Le Mans endurance race, but won’t be officially competing for points. Instead, the car’s presence will represent a speculative window into the future of racing.
We will have to wait for Le Mans to see if the Delta Wing can perform alongside other race cars, but until then watch the video below of the Nissan powered race car running laps at Sebring.