The Nissan Motorsport division is getting ready for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans and the DeltaWing has been recently spotted testing at the Sebring track.
After being officially presented earlier this month, the Nissan DeltaWing is once again highlighted with the racer being caught testing at the Sebring track. According to the manufacturer, the Nissan DeltaWing is coming with an opened cockpit and the model is teaching us that low fuel consumption doesn’t necessarily has to come from hybrid or diesel powertrains, and a simple downsizing is sometimes enough to do the trick.
Nissan says that the DeltaWing is powered by a 1.6 liter turbocharged engine with direct injection (DIG-T / Direct Injection Gasoline – Turbocharge) which is developing a total output of 300 horsepower. The secret of why the Nissan DeltaWing is one of the fastest in its class lays in its weight: 590 kg with a full tank. The Nissan DeltaWing will be driven by Mario Franchhitti, known from IndyCar, his brother, Dario Franchitti and Michael Krumm, a FIA GT1 world champion.
The Nissan DeltaWing will be tested at the Sebring track and tweaked in order to take on its final test, the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. You can watch the Nissan DeltaWing being tested in the video below. Enjoy!