The 2012 24Hours of Le Mans have recently revealed one of the most interesting racing vehicles, the Nissan DeltaWing.
After it was officially presented to the public just earlier this year, the Nissan DeltaWing is once again highlighted, this time by the Japanese based automaker, who has released an official video with the vehicle at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Nissan DeltaWing has already been tested by the motorsport division of Nissan at the Sebring Track in March, where it was tweaked for one last time ahead of its final test, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
As a quick reminder, the Nissan DeltaWing has an opened cockpit and the most interesting feature is the fact that this model is teaching us that low fuel consumption doesn’t necessarily has to come from diesel or hybrid powertrains, and a small downsizing is simply enough. The DeltaWing is powered by a 1.6 liter turbocharged engine, with DIG-T / Direct Injection Gasoline – Turbocharged, which is producing a total output of 300 horsepower. The secret of why the DeltaWing is one of the fastest in its class lays in its weight: 590 kg with a full tank of fuel. The DeltaWing is being driven by Mario Franchitti, known from IndyCar, by his brother, Dario Franchitti and by Michael Krumm, a former FIA GT1 world champion.