DeltaWing confirmed for maiden ALMS start

Featuring a 1.6 litre Nissan engine, the DeltaWing was designed to compete using half the fuel and half the tyres of its traditional sportscar competitors

Featuring a 1.6 litre Nissan engine, the DeltaWing was designed to compete using half the fuel and half the tyres of its traditional sportscar competitors

Nissan’s DeltaWing sportscar is set to make its racing return in the American Le Mans Series’ season finale at Road Atlanta in late October.

The event will mark the car’s second competitive outing, having been the centre of attention as the ‘Garage 56’ entry in June’s Le Mans 24 Hours.

The DeltaWing has also been cleared by series organisers to complete a full campaign in the ALMS next year, as well as the merged ALMS/Grand-Am series that will begin in 2014.

Don Panoz, who in addition to being the founder of the ALMS is the managing partner of the DeltaWing project, says he hopes to complete a small production run of the cars utilising a new monocoque prior to the start of the season.

With its Le Mans drivers Satoshi Motoyama, Marino Franchitti and Michael Krumm all unavailable for the Petit Le Mans, the car will be crewed by Nissan’s original GT Academy champion, Lucas Ordonez, and American Le Mans Series 2011 PC class champion Gunnar Jeannette.

The DeltaWing failed to finish the Le Mans 24 Hours after being collected by one of the factory Toyotas early in the going.

See below below for Nissan’s official video promoting its Petit Le Mans entry

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