Nissan DeltaWing Coming to Europe for Le Mans Testing

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Nissan wants to forever change the way we see endurance racing prototypes by taking on the Le Mans 24 hours racing season this year.
The car made its official unveiling at Sebring on March 15, after which it headed to Atlanta for final preparation prior to its scheduled European test programme.

The car is powered by a re-tuned version of the 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine badged DIG-T (Direct Injection Gasoline – Turbocharged), but it now produces a more than impressive 300 horsepower. The aim was to mode the technology developed for racing closer to road cars.

"There were a lot of lessons learned from our week in testing at Sebring. With the bumps, it is certainly very tough on every component and that was one of the attractions of testing there,” Ben Bowlby, Nissan DeltaWing Ceoncept originator said. "We've been able to make some adjustments to the car and we will continue to do so right up to the green flag at Le Mans.”

"The world-wide response to this car has been unbelievable. It is very rewarding to see that kind of attention paid because we are involved in this project because we think it is a game changer,” Don Panoz, Nissan DeltaWing Managing Partner, added. "It is what is needed in racing. We need to let go of the past and look forward to better fuel and tyre efficiency without sacrificing any performance.”
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