The motorsport division of the Japanese based automaker Nissan has recently announced that the DeltaWing will make its U.S. debut at the Petit Le Mans.
After making its first official run during the 24 Hours of Le Mans earlier this year, where it was also crashed after being pushed into the wall by a Toyota 03, the Nissan DeltaWing is being placed into the spotlights once more, this time with the car manufacturer announcing its over-seas debut at the Petit Le Mans, a race with the same rules as the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“At Petit Le Mans, we will get the chance to show the US fans just how cool this car is but also the chance to prove that it works on a much tighter, twistier road course, rather than the flat-out, 300kmh, Le Mans-style racetrack. It’s important for us to gain in lap experience, testing and driver feedback and really validate the whole concept”, said Ben Bowlby, the original creator of the DeltaWing.
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.