The Nissan DeltaWing racer has been crashed once again, this time at the practice for the Petit LE Mans at Road Atlanta which what appears to be a GTC car.
Bad news for the Nissan DeltaWing team after their race car has seen better days. The vehicle has been crashed once again by what appears to be a GTC car and what could have ended up as a tragedy for the pilot (Gunnar Jeannette) lead to ruining the car. The racer is expected to be repaired soon.
“The @Nissan DeltaWing Team is working on the damage and we expect to be back on track in the morning” as the team is saying on its Twitter account.
The the Nissan DeltaWing has been officially presented to the public earlier this year and the race car has been tested by the company’s motorsport division at the Sebring track in March, where it was tweaked for one last time ahead of its final test, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Nissan DeltaWing is powered by a 1.6 liter turbocharged engine, with DIG-T (Direct Injection Gasoline – Turbocharged), which is developing a total output of 300 HP. The Japanese race car weighs just 590 kg with a full tank. The Nissan DeltaWing has also been crashed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, this year (2012).