Nissan DeltaWing: Final Preparations for the Le Mans 24 Hours
With a race against time to prepare the hugely innovative Nissan DeltaWing for the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours on 16-17 June, the final pre-event test at La Sarthe, held less than 100 days after the car first turned a wheel, was a nail-biting affair for the whole team
Nissan DeltaWing: The Pioneering Spirit of Le Mans
The revolutionary Nissan DeltaWing makes its worldwide racing debut at the
2012 Le Mans 24 Hours. Discover the innovative and unconventional thinking
that led to the creation of this pioneer of the track.
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Nissan DeltaWing - Development of unique Michelin tyres
This film shows how French tyre manufacturer, Michelin, created bespoke
tyres almost as radical as the Nissan DeltaWing itself for the innovative
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The Nissan DeltaWing racecar
Nissan DeltaWing 'unlike any other racing car currently on the track'
Nissan DeltaWing is half the weight and uses half the fuel of its
Will run at Le Mans powered by only a 1.6 litre engine
Nissan is aiming to change the face of endurance racing forever by becoming
a founding partner in the most radical motorsport project of its time --
A race-prepared 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine, featuring direct petrol
injection and a turbocharger, will power
Nissan DeltaWing as it races in anger for the first time at the legendary
Le Mans 24 Hours (16-17 June).
It weighs half that of a conventional racing car and will have half the
aerodynamic drag meaning it will use half the fuel of its competitors.
The engine, badged DIG-T (Direct Injection Gasoline -- turbocharged), is expected to produce around
300hp, sufficient to give Nissan DeltaWing lap times between LMP1 and LMP2
machines at Le Mans, despite having only half the power of those
While Nissan DeltaWing will not be classified in the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours,
the Company is looking to showcase the pioneering technology that will show
one potential direction for the future of motorsport and will feed into the
research and development of future technologies, that filter down to
Nissan's road car product range.
"As motor racing rulebooks have become tighter over time, racing cars look
more and more similar and the technology used has had less and less
relevance to road car development. Nissan DeltaWing aims to change that and
we are delighted to have become part of the project," said Andy Palmer,
Executive Vice President, Global Product Planning.
Nissan DeltaWing is unlike any other racing car currently on track. The
driver sits well back in the car, almost over the rear axle and looks ahead
down a long, narrow fuselage to narrow twin front tyres, specially created
for the car by tyre partner Michelin. With a rear-mounted engine, the car
has a strong rearward weight bias, which makes it highly manoeuvrable,
while its light weight and shape make it far more efficient.
Its innovative design and forward-looking technology have encouraged the
Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), the organisers of the famous Le Mans 24
Hours, to invite the car to run in this year's race from 'Garage 56', the
spot in the pitlane reserved for experimental cars. As it doesn't conform
to any existing championship regulations, Nissan DeltaWing will not be
eligible to challenge for silverware and will carry the race number '0'.
The first two Nissan DeltaWing drivers to be confirmed are British
Sportscar racer, Marino Franchitti, and Nissan's reigning FIA GT1 World
Champion, German Michael Krumm.
ALMS 2012 - Nissan Deltawing Big Crash During Testing At Road Atlanta
During testing for Petit Le Mans the Nissan DeltaWing crashed with a
Porsche GTC car and was forced into a roll.
Gunnar Jeannette was behind the wheel at the time of contact with the GTC
Porsche. There's been no official word yet from the DeltaWing team or
Nissan whether or not the car can be repaired in time for this weekend's
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24 Hours of Le Mans 2014 - Battle of Giants
Once again, the roads near the French city of Le Mans will turn in a
circuit of a special kind. For the 91st time, known greats of the
motorsport scene meet to show their skills at the famous 24-hour race of Le
Mans. At least since the 70´s the endurance race enjoys cult status. With
the flair of yesterday and the technical state of today, the race offers an
unbeatable mix of adrenaline, excitement and an unique atmosphere.
DeltaWing Coupe: 2013 Petit Le Mans (PURE ENGINE SOUND!)
The first in my 'Last of the P1 Series', covering the last four LMP1 class
cars that raced in the American Le Mans Series is the uniquely shaped
Enjoy the pure engine sounds of this car driving at the 2013 Petit Le Mans.
Originally designed as an IndyCar, the DeltaWing made its racing debut at
the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans under the Nissan banner. For 2013 development
of the car was taken over entirely by Don Panoz and entered in the LMP1
category of the American Le Mans Series. The DeltaWing was given a brand
new Elan built Mazda engine, Bridgstone Tires and mid season the chassis
was changed from an open cockpit to a closed coupe style. The Delta Wing
will race in 2014 in the newly created TUDOR United Sports Car Championship
in the Prototype class.
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