Date:20 September 2012
The Nissan DeltaWing made its debut at Le Mans 2012. Unfortunately, the DeltaWing ended up crashing into a concrete wall.
Race rules permit the driver, and only the driver, to work on the car. While safety crews pulled the DeltaWing behind a barrier, members of the crew rushed to the crash site with tools in hand. For more than 90 minutes, Satoshi Motoyama toiled on the vehicle, dashing to the fence for advice. The front steering was broken, as well as one of the rear drive axles. As darkness fell, reality descended on the team. The DeltaWing’s day was done.
Watch as Motoyama desperately attempts to re-inject life into the DeltaWing…
Read more about whether the radical DeltaWing is a genuine competitor in PM’s October 2012 issue – on sale on 24 September.
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