The Nissan ZEOD RC, a hybrid-electric race car based on the crazy DeltaWing, is still a wonder of packaging, despite the tiny size of electric motors. This X-ray of the car (note: not a real X-ray, they are not looking to fry the drivers, I hope) shows just how they fit it all in.
We are huge fans of the Deltawing, one of the most radical race car designs of the past five decades. Needless to say, when we get a batch of gorgeous photos of the thing, we drool over them to an almost embarrassing degree.
Yesterday, the DeltaWing was flipped off the track by a Porsche during ALMS testing at Road Atlanta. Now we have the onboard video, and it's kind of hilarious.
The DeltaWing has crashed again, this time testing for the American Le Mans Series. This is a damn shame, and we'll explain why.
Don't look now, but two of our favorite recent motorsports stories are combining into one peanut butter/chocolate mecha of total dominance. Nissan just announced the DeltaWing race car will compete in the U.S. under command of none other than Gran Turismo Academy racer Lucas Ordoñez later this year.
This is not a rocket ship. This is not the new Batmobile. This is not a life-sized pine car derby racer. This is not a concept car. No, this is the Nissan DeltaWing race car. This is the technological future of racing. Well, if it works.