DeltaWing Race Car Up For Sale And It Seems Like A Bargain

DeltaWing

$375,000 is a steal for a one-of-a-kind race car.

For those who don't remember the failed experiment that was the Nissan DeltaWing, allow us to remind you. The DeltaWing debuted back in 2010 as a prototype for a new type of IndyCar for the 2012 season. The car produced 350 hp from a four-cylinder engine, which doesn't seem like much for a race car. However, with only 1,360 pounds to haul around, the DeltaWing had a phenomenal power-to-weight ratio. Unfortunately, the DeltaWing program never panned out, and now one of these rare prototypes has been offered for sale to the public.

The seller wants $375,000 for the car, which actually seems like good value for such a rare car. The car for sale is DeltaWing Chassis #001, which first debuted in a chrome livery. This chassis competed in the P1 Class in the ALMS Series, and in the P2 Class in IMS. The only other existing car, Chassis #003, sits in the Panoz Museum Collection. The car was a collaboration between Panoz, Nissan, All American Racers and Michelin. Chassis #002 was crashed and destroyed at the 2016 Daytona Rolex 24, which makes this car the only DeltaWing that will ever be available to the public. The seller will even throw in track support from Panoz and a "large amount of spare tires."

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The car is now wrapped in a "God Bless America" livery, which was a fan favorite. Nissan eventually dropped out of the DeltaWing program and the car was never truly completed. People seemed to have trouble getting behind the idea, and the DeltaWing may have been too ahead of its time. Perhaps that is why the only DeltaWing is now for sale for what seems like a very reasonable price for a race car. People who buy race cars usually like to buy one that has a legendary history, and the DeltaWing mainly has a story of disappointment. Hopefully this unique racer will find a home.

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