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Nissan DeltaWing tested in Europe

April 3, 2012 by Green Car Guide

Nissan Delta Wing

The ultra-efficient Nissan DeltaWing Le Mans 24 Hours contender is now being tested in Europe.

The Nissan DeltaWing will debut at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans as an additional 56th entry – an opportunity reserved by the event organisers the Automobile Club de l’Ouest for vehicles featuring new and innovative technologies.

Nissan is providing the 1.6 litre turbocharged engine for the DeltaWing, and Nissan technical personnel have been embedded within the DeltaWing team.

Michelin also has embedded personnel in the programme with the car running unique development tyres previously unseen in international sportscar competition. The front tyres on the Nissan DeltaWing are only four inches wide.

The Nissan DeltaWing is heading to its European test programme after a week of testing at the world’s toughest sportscar course, Sebring International Raceway.

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