Nissan Looks Ahead to the Future of Le Mans with their DeltaWing


Could this be the future of motorsport?

In preparation for the future of efficiency in motorsport, Nissan has decided to take a somewhat unconventional approach. Their engineers are currently developing a new racing car, called the DeltaWing, which will "act as a test bed for new road car technologies." And they're planning to race it at Le Mans. Although it won't be classified at the world's most exclusive endurance race, Nissan wants to showcase the DeltaWing's new technology to show the new direction they're taking.

More importantly, this racing technology will likely one day filter down to Nissan production road cars. Power comes courtesy of a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that features direct petrol injection and a turbocharger.

You Might Also Like
Can't Afford The 2019 BMW 8 Series? Here Are 8 Cheaper Super Coupes
Can't Afford The 2019 BMW 8 Series? Here Are 8 Cheaper Super Coupes
These Are The Thirstiest Cars On Sale Today
These Are The Thirstiest Cars On Sale Today

All told, the engine, dubbed the DIG-T (Direct Injection Gasoline-Turbocharged), produces around 300hp and has the same technology found in the Nissan Juke DIG-T. Nissan also put together a solid team of innovators and other experts to make this project a reality. These people include British designer Ben Browlby, American motorsport entrepreneur Don Panoz, former F1 driver Dan Gurney, the two-time championship-winning Highcroft Racing Team, and Michelin Tires North America. Could this be the future of motorsport? If testing proves successful along with its 'Garage 56' experimental Le Mans entry, then anything is possible.

WatchThe Extraordinary Nissan GT-R50 Being Built By Hand

It’s all about bending sheet metal the old-fashioned way.

Here's How Aerodynamics Make The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ So Much Faster

Take a behind the scenes look at this amazing system.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

What's Hot