The Nissan DeltaWing has recently finished its first endurance race, the Petit Le Mans, at the Road Atlanta track in the United States.
After being unveiled earlier this year and with the racer making its debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where it was crashed, the Nissan DeltaWing has been brought to the Petit Le Mans where it was crashed once again during practice. The Nissan DeltaWing’s bad luck has ended after it was repaired just two days after its last incident and it managed to finish its first endurance race on the Road Atlanta track. The racer finished on the fifth place after 1,000 miles.
As a quick reminder, 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.