Flaunted: Nissan DeltaWing at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Posted on Sep 30, 2012 by

There’s nothing quite like the anywhere else at the 2012 . Black with a nose that swoops to a narrow point, the dramatic lines part of a design that enables this race car to run with half the fuel of its competitors.

Nissan DeltaWing | 2012 Paris Motos Show | AutoMiddleEast.com

’s DeltaWing proves that fast can be frugal. The car is back in France after competing at Le Mans earlier this year. As many of you will know, all went well for the DeltaWing for the first six hours of the 24 hour endurance race. The car not only startled everyone, but won hearts instantly for its innovative design. But then a disaster. A collision knocked the team out.

That wasn’t the end of the Nissan DeltaWing story. The car will be heading to the Petit Le Mans in the United States to race again.

One of the things I was joking about was when I was asked what we ‘ve done to avoid being crashed into again by one of the cars, I said, to be honest, I don’t think anyone wants to be the second person to knock the DeltaWing out of a race because the first guys got such a bad rap for it.” Ben Bowlby, designer of the Nissan DeltaWing

Nissan DeltaWing | 2012 Paris Motos Show | AutoMiddleEast.com

Ben Bowlby, designer of the Nissan DeltaWing talking to media at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Once the fans have had the chance to see the Nissan DeltaWing in Paris it will be time for the next chapter in the DeltaWing story to begin. The circuit for the race in the United States is twistier, new challenges. But the hope is this time the car will get to the finish and continue to show that fuel efficiency has a place in motorsport.

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