Monday, December 17, 2012

Nissan DeltaWing

My "Race Car of the Year". When I first saw the concept drawings I thought this thing was a joke.
Now I have obviously changed my tune. I watched their progress and heartbreak at Le Mans ( only to be blatantly taken out by Team Toyota !). Then they were accepted into the U.S. Petit Le Mans where they finished in an incredible 5th place ! This is the little race car that can. Weird in its concept, half the weight, half the fuel, half the tires, no wings and very little frontal area, the little four cylinder ( actually a Chevy engine built by Mallock in England. The engine is out of the Chevy Cruz that won the British Touring Car Championship) uses up half the fuel and tires of its competitors. And it is fast.
You gotta love it.