It may never actually be piloted by the caped crusader, but the new Nissan DeltaWing certainly looks like something out of a comic book. But instead of cruising the streets of Gotham City, the DeltaWing was designed to tear through laps on a racetrack.
That said, it does have potential to demonstrate some superpowers in the racing world. Backed by Nissan and Michelin, the DeltaWing project focuses on furthering the motorsport industry by innovating a vehicle that maximizes efficiency with optimal aerodynamic properties, heightened fuel economy, and lowered tire consumption all while delivering exceptional speed and performance.
To test the new creation, the DeltaWing will run in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s oldest endurance racing event held near Le Mans, France. The event is a 24 hour test of a vehicle’s ability to endure a full day of demanding use without sustaining mechanical damage while also evaluating speed and efficiency with consumables like fuel, tires, and brake materials.
The DeltaWing’s results won’t be considered in the actual race, but it may be someday depending on the results. The bigger feat will be to demonstrate that the DeltaWing not only endures 24 hours, but that it can do it better than ever before imagined.
Want to see more of the DeltaWing? You can see a video of it here.