Nissan Quits DeltaWing Project

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Nissan will no longer take part in the DeltaWing race car project, the Japanese company announced, leaving Don Panoz to continue the program on his own.
While this might be disturbing news for those who have closely followed the DeltaWing from its inception, Panoz's project is actually losing just the engine after Nissan's departure. Despite the break-up, DeltaWing is set to continue with the DeltaWing's and it looks like Don Panoz wants to build three new units.

In fact, the DeltaWing will be entering next month's 12 Hours of Sebring using a 1.9-liter twin-turbo engine derived from Mazda's MZR powerplant. Moreover, a closed-top version of the car is to be unveiled in May, at the Laguna Seca Raceway, and we're very anxious to see what the Mazda-powered contraption has to offer.

Designed by Ben Bowlby and constructed by Dan Gurney's All American Racers, the DeltaWing debuted at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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