Recall the radically rocket-shaped DeltaWing race car that resulted in a long and complicated legal dispute between Nissan and Panoz over the design and who owns it. Nissan’s BladeGlider concept and now prototype is just that, sorta, but for the road. And it’s the most interesting Nissan in a long time.
A fantastic run by the DeltaWing gave fans hope. It’s quick today! It’s holding together! Maybe today’s Rolex 24 at Daytona will be the race where it finally has a chance at the overall win! Sadly, DeltaWing driver Andy Meyrick rear-ended a stopped car on track that wasn’t signaled with a full-course yellow flag.
We’ve covered the saga of the DeltaWing rather extensively, but have somehow glossed over the point: it’s a race car, dang it. What is it like to actually drive? So, we asked the pair who will be racing the car at Circuit of the Americas. Interestingly, both drivers swear the funky looking car is actually pretty…
“I feel really abused by this,” Don Panoz said about the lawsuit against former partner Nissan over the DeltaWing, a race car that surprised the racing community with its unique design and has since become embroiled in a messy public and courtroom fight over that design that’s been more dramatic than the racing.
Don Panoz is absolutely serious about bringing a road-going version of the DeltaWing to market, and these patent drawings give us our first glimpse of what the four-seater freak will look like when it comes out later this year.
We last heard of the DeltaWing Technologies' consortium of mad scientists in their plans to build a road car for car sharing. Not only is the arrowhead-shaped road car moving right along, but they plan to make a GT race car based on that shared pointy chassis.
The DeltaWing's race ended in disappointment today after qualifying fifth for the start. Transmission issues after only an hour and 23 minutes halted the car, forcing it to be towed behind the wall.
The DeltaWing was running consistent times at the top of the lap time charts all during the TUDOR United SportsCar Roar Before the 24 practice weekend only to have its time at the event cut short because of damage sustained in a crash.
In 2001, Don Panoz proposed a little-known electric car-sharing program for his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. He even had charging stations installed at his offices. Over a decade later Panoz and DeltaWing Technologies are considering a similar scheme, but this time it involves a custom electric three-wheeler that…
The DeltaWing is a modern marvel, with its staggered track width and distinct appearance that makes it look like Ace and Gary's crime-fighting packagemobile. It's one of the most novel ideas in racing today, but what is it like to be onboard for a lap?
I'm going to begin by saying that I Am Not A Patent Lawyer. But to anyone with, let's just say, "functioning eyes," it's easy to see that the Nissan Zeod RC's design looks to be a copy of the original Deltawing. And the original Deltawing team is really, really pissed off about that. Still.
How do you get the attention of Carlos Ghosn? Buy a 3/4-page add in The Tennessean – Nissan North America's hometown newspaper – accusing the company, its leader, and its motorsports arm of stealing the design of a race car that's about to take to the track at Le Mans.
The DeltaWing is one of the most radical and innovative race cars to hit the track in decades. But why can't we have a version for the street as well? DeltaWing chairman and racing mogul Don Panoz says we can, and it might just look like this.
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The Deltawing has only one party trick, right? Wrong. There's more to it than the bizarre shape. It sounds absolutely unreal.
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Remove Nissan badges. Add chrome. Add top. Put the driver in the middle. What once was the coolest prototype car is now even cooler. Meet the DeltaWing Coupe. It looks excellent. If you're at Sebring, look for it this weekend, as it makes its debut.