One of the most radical racing cars I’ve ever seen is the Nissan DeltaWing. This race car takes conventional design and tosses it out in favor of a radical departure in design that Nissan hopes will prove to be the future of racing cars. The DeltaWing previously competed in a major event and performed impressively well for a prototype.
The biggest event that the DeltaWing has been part of so far was the 24 hours Le Mans held three months ago. Nissan has announced that the DeltaWing will race again and has entered the prototype vehicle in the American Le Mans series finale. The finale race will be held at Road Atlanta on October 17-20th.
Nissan created the cool DeltaWing race car in an attempt to use half to fuel and half the tires of contemporary sports prototype racecars during the Le Mans 24 hours race. Sadly, the Nissan DeltaWing had to retire from the infamous race after six hours of participation due to unintended contact with another vehicle.
Interestingly, the rules of the endurance race said that driver Satoshi Motoyama could’ve reentered the fray if he could fix the vehicle on his own. The driver spent 90 minutes by himself on the side of the racetrack attempting to repair the damage and get back into the race before he was ultimately forced to retire.