Returning for its sophomore season, numerous changes have been made to the DeltaWing racecar – not the least of which is the fact that it is no longer associated with Nissan – but the most significant update could be a remedy to one of the car's biggest criticisms, its color. In the car's inaugural season, it was reported that other drivers on the track simply couldn't see the racecar, which, due to a combination of its narrow, low-slung stance and its matte black paint scheme, resulted in an early departure from the 24 Hours of Le Mans and a spectacular crash at Petite Le Mans. Rather than redesigning the entire car, though, the DeltaWing team is hoping that a new livery, consisting of a flashy chrome body with red decals, will alleviate some of the visibility problems.

The bright, reflective surface is the polar opposite of the previous livery, and the red accents include the mirrors, trio of rear fins and the DeltaWing name along the side of the car, which replaces the Nissan logo. This chrome, Nissan-less DeltaWing will make it racing debut in less than two weeks at the 12 Hours of Sebring, and Speed TV is also reporting that the closed-cockpit version of the racecar will debut for the ALMS race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in May.


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      imag
      • 1 Year Ago
      I, for one, am thrilled to see this car continuing to race. In the days of Can Am, innovations were celebrated. Now, it seems like people are threatened by the idea that something non-traditional might be vastly better. I hope this car changes their minds. The rear suspension design on the Delta Wing alone justifies its existence. It is awesome.
      fuzzyfish6
      • 1 Year Ago
      So let me get this straight, in order to increase visibility they went from a stealthy and hard to see matte black to a shiny polish reflective look that makes the car blend into the surroundings? Sense, this makes none.
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      LMAO. This is the Deltawing crew saying boldly: Don't like black? You say you don't like black? Suck it haters.
        Mr E
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Drakkon
        lol, next best thing to just making the whole damn thing lighted
      LW
      • 1 Year Ago
      where's nissan in this? from all the prior articles of 'nissan deltawing'. it was given the impression it was a nissan car. now we are told it was just a advertisement logo?
        fuzzyfish6
        • 1 Year Ago
        @LW
        It's been like that all along, just had to dig a bit deeper to find the truth. Nissan supplied the engine and sponsorship $$$. The team and design of the car wasn't a Nissan effort.
      Paulevalence
      • 1 Year Ago
      hmm I wonder if that will make it easier or more difficult to see. They should just paint the whole thing fluorescent pink or yellow lol
      JayP
      • 1 Year Ago
      A million internet points for the first person to make the connection between this car and Steely Dan.
      KaiserWilhelm
      • 1 Year Ago
      Should be easier to see now!
      aMaG1CaLMaNg1Na
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yeah, chrome isn't any better. Try some crazy neon color
      Scr
      • 1 Year Ago
      So they make it mirror now that reflects its surroundings? Freakin\' morons.
      Jeff Weber
      • 1 Year Ago
      ambiguously gay duo car
      Malou H
      • 1 Year Ago
      i love alms don't like this tho always some controversy when it gets hit and people didn't see it about how everyone else needs to drive a lil less racy so it can fit in more. no thanx. this same engine tech they are developing works quite well with 4 wheels.
      BipDBo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Instead of blending in with the pavement, they'll just blind the other drivers by reflectng the sun! Brilliant!
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