April 13, 2012
Nissan DeltaWing Faces Wind Tunnel Tests
With European testing due to kick off next week for the Nissan DeltaWing, a new series highlights the development of the revolutionary Le Mans 24 Hours entry. Check out the first video (above), which shows wind tunnel testing.
Commissioned by Nissan, the multi-part series will show different aspects of the car’s development and the challenges to prepare for Le Mans 24 hours.
A film crew has followed the development of the unique racer, showing every move of Nissan DeltaWing designer Ben Bowlby and his engineering team as they have built the car, as well as recording how Nissan’s 1.6-litre DIG-T engine has been developed to be the ideal partner engine for the project.
New episodes will be launched roughly every two weeks between now and Le Mans, culminating in a TV documentary, to air after the endurance classic in June.
Follow the series on Nissan Europe’s YouTube page.