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 |  May 28 2014, 1:01 PM

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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. 

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 |  Jun 14 2013, 1:01 PM

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Last year, Nissan helped to field the radical Delta Wing race car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and this year the brand is returning with a new creation that Nissan is teasing in a recently released video. 

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 |  Feb 06 2013, 3:02 PM

Nissan just cut ties with the DeltaWing race car project, which was never Nissan’s despite the car wearing its logo.

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 |  Oct 17 2012, 4:47 PM

Nissan’s experimental race car just crashed again, this time while preparing for this week’s Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta. 

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 |  Sep 25 2012, 6:57 PM

After a disappointing finish at this years 24 hours of Le Mans, the Nissan Delta Wing is preparing for its redemption race, the Petit Le Mans held at Road Atlanta Raceway.

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 |  Sep 17 2012, 4:45 PM

After an unfortunate accident took the Nissan Delta Wing out of the running at 24 hours of Le Mans back in June, the company has announced that the next race for the experimental race car will be at Petit Le Mans, held every year at the Road Atlanta race course. 

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 |  Jun 22 2012, 12:02 PM

The amount of footage taken on cell phone camera’s at an event such as the 24 hours of Le Mans is quite extensive and Nissan capitalized on it by cutting together this video of the first lap taken by the Delta Wing.

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 |  May 17 2012, 1:32 PM

Nissan‘s Delta Wing Le Mans race car looks like something out of a comic book, and as much as imaginative thinking went into it, the real magic came from the engineers who managed to make it work. 

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 |  Apr 12 2012, 9:32 AM

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.

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 |  Mar 23 2012, 10:32 AM

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.

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 |  Mar 19 2012, 5:30 PM

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.

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