The Nissan DeltaWing completed its first race this weekend in Braselton, GA. This one of a kind racer came in 5th in the American Petit Le Mans. This is an impressive victory for Nissan, and will start the change of racing as we know it!
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Why will this change racing? Well that starts with the Nissan DeltaWing. This car was created by engineers looking for a way to be able to continue racing cars, but at the same time making the sport greener. Because as much as we enjoy racing, we have to agree it isn’t the most fuel economic sport.
So the DeltaWing was born. This arrow shaped car sits low to the ground so as to be aerodynamic and fast. It also has half the horsepower of almost all of the other cars that it raced. But this tiny car held its own!
Due to an accident on the practice laps, the DeltaWing started back in 42nd place. But somehow managed to make its way up from the bottom to 5th place! Pretty impressive for a 1000 mile race and a car that has half the horse power.
This is the second time the DeltaWing has logged impressive results, and people are starting to take notice. We wouldn’t be surprised if this new style car began to catch on. Because everyone who watched racing knows what is going on in the car world, and right now green is the name of the game.
Thanks to the new government mandate, cars need to get more miles per gallon, be greener, and save more gas. This isn’t really anything new to Nissan; they have been in the green market for some time now thanks to the Leaf. So it’s no surprise they are starting a change in racing. We think the Nissan DeltaWing is one cool car and we couldn’t be happier Nissan is taking the first step!