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The DeltaWing project the assault of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

If Batman was a racing driver, the DeltaWing presented March 13 by his car since Nissan is nothing like other cars competition. The driver is almost sitting on the axis of the rear wheels, while near the engine and the front of the car suggests has a rocket on which we transplant two wheels, which gives it a very favorable aerodynamic coefficient. Its engine is a much typee Evolution of the team at this time that the Nissan Juke is a four-cylinder 1.6-liter direct injection and TURBOCHARGED whose power was increased to 300 horsepower.

This is a real car laboratory was conceived by designer Ben Bowlby, the contractor Don Panoz and teams in competition All-American Racers Dan Gurney and Highcroft Racing Duncan Dayton. Nissan provides the engine and produce the special Michelin tires for the DeltaWing can take part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June 2012 in the category reserved for experimental cars. Thus, the DeltaWing will the number zero and will be based on the number 56 on the legendary circuit of La Sarthe garage, even if it does not comply with the regulations of the ordeal.

The purpose of the exercise is to gather as much technical data and see if the innovations proposed by the unique design of the DeltaWing will eventually apply to cars series, particularly with respect to construction techniques with use of more lightweight materials and fuel economy ensured by greater aerodynamic efficiency. Indeed, with its 300 horsepower DeltaWing accuses a serious deficit of power compared to R18 deployed by Audi, but its weight is almost halved, which could allow him to complete the lap lying between those of LMP1 prototypes (the upper category of the Le Mans 24 Hours) and those in the LMP2 category.

Confirm drivers for the DeltaWing are Columbia Marino Franchitti (the brother of Dario Franchitti, Indycar driver) and Michael Krumm, champion of the FIA ​​GT1 category. Before taking to the track for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the DeltaWing will evolve on track for the first time on the sidelines of the 12 Hours of Sebring in mid-March.

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