With the end of 2012 approaching, it is a good time to look back on the year that brought us many triumphs and trials for all sorts of alternative fuel vehicles. If you ask me though, the most important vehicle of 2012 isn’t one you’ll ever see on public roads. Nope, it is the Nissan DeltaWing, a next-gen race car that could change everything we know about cars.
This three-minute video highlights the revolutionary design of the Nissan DeltaWing. The DeltaWing design came from Ben Bowlby, with Nissan signing on to support his racing efforts in the World Endurance Championship. Thanks to a unique, lightweight design with a wide rear track, the DeltaWing used half the horsepower, half the fuel, and half the tires while performing on-par with many larger and more powerful race cars.
2012 was a season of ups and downs, including a nasty accident at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and an epic rollover at Petit Le Mans. Despite this, the Nissan DeltaWing managed to come together when it counted, running some blisteringly fast laps and keeping pace with the rest of the racing field. This could be the race car revolution motorsports has been waiting for, and next year it will actually get a chance to compete for points and not just prestige.
Watch the video: you won’t be disappointed.