Nissan Working on Hybrid Race Car

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Photo: DeltaWing Racing
Japanese automaker Nissan is reportedly working on a hybrid race car that will be entered in next year’s famed 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race.
According to Autocar, the new vehicle will be designed by Ben Bowlby, who also developed the DeltaWing project, and will be run by Ray Mallock’s RML operation, also involved with the weird-looking racer we’ve seen compete in several events last year.

"The final configuration of the drivetrain is still up for discussion, but we have made significant progress. What is absolutely clear is that we have to be in a position to showcase electric technology and we have to have a car that is as visually arresting as the DeltaWing,” said Nissan boss Andy Palmer.

The new hybrid vehicle will be able to run on electric power alone for short periods of time.

Nissan has retired from the DeltaWing project in February 2013, leaving Don Panoz to continue the program on his own.

Story via Autocar
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