If it looks like a DeltaWing and smells like a DeltaWing then you’d expect it to be a.. DeltaWing, but according to Nissan it’s…
Ever since it was launched in London last week, Nissan’s DeltaWing has been the subject of much controversy. Whilst there has been little doubt about its straight-line prowess, many people (including its drivers, Marino Franchitti and Michael Krumm) were anxious to see how well the radical design would work around corners.
As predicted earlier today, Nissan has announced their partnership with the DeltaWing project, which sees the most innovative race car for (several) generations compete in this year’s Le Mans 24 hours.
While Nissan DeltaWing will be un-classified in the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours and run the number “0”, the company is looking to showcase its pioneering technology and show one potential direction for the future of motorsport.
An image posted on Nissan UK’s facebook page yesterday, strongly hinted that a Nissan engine will power the Highcroft Racing DeltaWing project – perhaps the oddest looking racing car since the Tyrell P34 “six-wheeler”.