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Nissan DeltaWing

The Nissan DeltaWing racer has been tested rigorously, and will be taking part in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Here's a close-up look at Nissan's bizarre creation

Nissan DeltaWing

Nissan is still firmly on track to bring the recently unveiled DeltaWing racer to the Le Mans 24 Hours. The somewhat unconventional shape gives the Nissan a key aerodynamic and weight advantage, and although the DeltaWing doesn't conform to regulations for any of the different Le Mans Series classes, the organisers will allow the experimental racer to take part, from 'Garage 56'.

Testing on track since March, the DeltaWing is pioneering new lightweight and efficient technologies - backed by British designer Ben Bowlby and American motorsport entrepreneur Don Panoz. On 3 June, DeltaWing completed its first running on the famous 8.5 mile Circuit de la Sarthe, completing 54 laps with drivers Michael Krumm, Satoshi Motoyama and Marino Franchitti at the wheel.

As well as the Deltawing, Nissan also has a huge presence at the race, due to the large number of teams who choose to run Nissan engines - over a quarter of the grid will be using Nissan engines, including more than half of all LMP2 cars.

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