DeltaWing Racer to Debut at Laguna Seca
Although it lost Nissan’s support, DeltaWing Racing Cars is says their improved vehicle may be a leading contender in the series top class, P1. Now powered by a turbocharged 1.9-liter four-cylinder Elan engine, the DeltaWing will run a full season in this year’s American Le Mans Series.
“When you consider the performance of this car, it is the performance of a hybrid, but it doesn’t need batteries and an electric motor,” said Don Panoz, managing partner, DeltaWing Racing Cars and the founder of the ALMS. “It’s all based on aerodynamics. It’s certainly very green; it’s half the weight, half the fuel, half the tire wear, half the horsepower yet the same performance.”
“It will be a real treat for fans to see this radically-designed vehicle attack such a technical track,” said Gill Campbell, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca CEO/general manager. “I think The Corkscrew turn will prove to be a very interesting test for the DeltaWing.”
The 2013 DeltaWing will be driven by Andy Meyrick (England) and Olivier Pla (France).