Video: Revolutionary Nissan DeltaWing Returns To Track For Season Finale

Of all the exciting alternative fuel vehicles I cover for Gas2, none are as awesome as the Nissan DeltaWing. As a race car with half the weight, half the power, and half the fuel consumption with equivalent levels of performance, the DeltaWing is nothing short of a race car revolution. Now comes news that the DeltaWing will return for the last race of the World Endurance Championship Petit Le Mans contest.

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24 Hours of Le Mans Underway, Hybrids Kicking Ass Already

After weeks of waiting, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is finally here. And it is an extra-special race this year what with hybrid race cars from both Audi and Toyota taking to the field, as well as the experimental Nissan DeltaWing. So far, the hybrid cars are putting on an impressive showing, with the No. 18 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro taking the 1st place pole position during qualifying, following by a non-hybrid Audi R18, and then one of the two Toyota TS030 hybrids. That means of the top three qualifying cars, two were hybrids.

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Video: How The Nissan DeltaWing Changes The Blueprint For Racing

The advances being made daily in automotive technology is impressive, but the research and development going into race cars is borderline mind-boggling. From Toyota’s record-setting electric Nurburgring racer to 1,500+ horsepower natural gas supercars, alternative fuels are providing a new platform for performance. Nissan’s DeltaWing racer is revving up for its Le Mans debut, and its success or failure could have huge implications for the future of racing.

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