DeltaWing in 2012 Petit LeMans

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  1. Nathan

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    As announced in Autoweek, the innovative Delta Wing race car, which competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will race again -- this time at Petit Le Mans, the season closer for the American Le Mans Series at Road Atlanta.

    A formal announcement is expected at Nissan's U.S. headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee this afternoon, as a Nissan-supplied four-cylinder will again power the Delta Wing. The driver lineup will also be introduced, as it appears the three drivers who raced the car at Le Mans may all have prior committments.

    I have a feeling they are going to steer wide of Toyota's!
     
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    Yep, and apparently still running without their torque-vectoring differential.

    Delta Wing to race at Petit Le Mans (MotorSportMagazine.com)
     
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    That's cool and maybe this time they should paint it brite red with lots of flashing lights on the back.
     
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    ....and a large sign that reads "Caution Moving Chicane."

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    Nissan DeltaWing Returns For Petit Le Mans (auto-racing.speedtv.com)
     
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    Glad to hear it will be on track again. Moving chicane? :prrr:
     
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    They're now at Road Atlanta for testing.

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    On-board video 'round Road Atlanta:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwpBYK41Tbw]Road Atlanta In-Car: Nissan DeltaWing - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Lap times?
     
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    No idea. Their three days of testing are done and they don't seem to be talking about details...as usual.
     
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    Deltawing to be classified and compete as a championship contender in 2013.

    DeltaWing Racing Forward to 2013 in ALMS (ALMS.com)
     
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    Thanks for the updates and videos. This is going to be cool to watch again.
     
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    Get a sense of the size of the deltawing in this photo set from Petit Le Mans testing today.
     
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    That GT3 towers over it!
     
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    They let Johnny O'Connell take it for a drive during testing today. Took him all of 17 laps to end up with a time in the middle of the LMPC cars. I'm curious to find out what he has to say about it.
     
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    Man when that thing gets all the bugs worked out it is going to be like a stealth fighter flying around on the track.
     
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    The Deltawing is a bit of a mess at the moment. Reports say a GTC Porsche made contact and the DW went upside down. Driver is fine. Looks like a lot of work but they say they should have it ready to go again by morning.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Note grinding on roll hoops.

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    Carnage up front.

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    Whoops...
     

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