Nissan DeltaWing Racing Debut: It Turns!

Nissan is taking to endurance racing with this interesting little craft, called the DeltaWing. It looks like the less than perfect combination between a jet fighter and a Le Mans prototype.
It might seem like they are just putting the badge of a budget car maker on a racing car, but this carbon fiber vehicle is actually powered by an engine you might already be familiar with, a Nissan 1.6 liter DIG-T (Direct Injection Gasoline – Turbocharged), race-tuned to produce 300 hp.

The car recently had its track debut at Sebring race track in America, and we’re pleased to say it does not have any strange handling characteristics. The car will race in the 2012 Le Mans season, but it won’t be classified in any particular group.

“As motor racing rulebooks have become tighter over time, racing cars look more and more similar and the technology used has had less and less relevance to road car development," said Nissan boss, Andy Palmer. "Nissan DeltaWing aims to change that and we were an obvious choice to become part of the project.”
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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