DeltaWing Racing Cars has announced that three DeltaWing coupes are for sale to customers who intend to compete in the 2014 United SportsCar Racing series, a new US-based racing series that combines the American Le Mans Series and Rolex Sports Car Series. Élan Motorsports Technologies will build the pointy racing coupes, which will debut on September 19 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, for an ALMS race.

A price for the innovative race car is not listed on DeltaWing Racing Cars' website, but the company has asked interested teams to reach out to Élan Motorsports Technologies.

It's been over three years since the DeltaWing was introduced to the racing world as a potential IndyCar replacement (IndyCar passed it up), and after it raced with an open cockpit in 2012 in the American Le Mans Series as a Nissan, most of its sponsors left - including Nissan. It charged forward in 2013 as the DeltaWing, taking part in a handful of races including the season-opening 12 Hours of Sebring. While the open-top version raced at Sebring, the coupe debuted there as a display piece in the paddock.


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      BipDBo
      • 1 Year Ago
      "...to customers who intend to compete in the 2014 United SportsCar Racing series" Dang. I had my hopes up. So much for driving my daughter to school in a Deltawing.
      Ian J
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just please get an American manufacturer to supply the engine.
        8LiterHemiV8
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ian J
        The old "Nissan" engine, was actually a Chevy touring car engine.
        Justin L
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ian J
        Actually, its a custom motor built by RML in Europe. It's called a GM motor in WTCC/BTCC. Nissan bought the naming rights for its use in the Deltawang.
        LLL
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ian J
        It is It's a GM Ecotec.. always has been...
      LW
      • 1 Year Ago
      When will ALMS allow supercharged 2000cc to compete under P1?
      Swagger
      • 1 Year Ago
      There seems to be a hole in your condom.
      johnnythemoney
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can't wait. Most people think it's main feature is the low drag, but it's rather the superior handling due to no roll on the front axle to allow for slim tires, now wings and therefore reduced drag. This car has great potential, indeed Nissan after one year of collaboration is reading a very similar project. Props to the whole DeltaWing team.
        edward.stallings
        • 1 Year Ago
        @johnnythemoney
        You are deluded if you think an ultra narrow front track improves handling. You also fail to note that the Delta Wing has special allowances allowing it to have more substantial venturi tunnels under the car. I am disgusted by the Delta Wing team for producing an inferior design and lobbying the sanctioning body for special rules so it can be competitive. Equally disgusting is the sanctioning body allowing it. How much green grease was involved?
          johnnythemoney
          • 1 Year Ago
          @edward.stallings
          I suggest you get yourself a vehicle dynamics book and learn some humility. Beware though, it's full of math and it's math that explains why the DW is actualyl a very clever design. Yes, a narrower track reduce the load transfer between each wheel, which in turn allows to better use each tires and not just the one on the outside. Globally, you have a greater grip than with a larger load transfer between the inside and the outside. This also means the car is much more stable (in the mathematical sense of the word) and therefore will be much easier to drive at the limit without risking oversteer (which is what instability is, from a mathematical point of view). This is math, you can find it in any decent book. What are those special allowances though? You keep mentioning them, and even if the rules are different for different cars (no wonder), this is motorsports, not pure engineering, what did you expect? Even P2 cars are not allowed to match the performance of the P1 cars, that doesn't make the P1 cheaters.
      edward.stallings
      • 1 Year Ago
      A sub-par design that needs special rules to compete. How much did it cost to get the sanctioning bodies to make special rules so that a crap design could be competitive? An SCCA D sports racer is capable of similar lap times at a fraction of the cost and does not look like the Ambiguously Gay Duo penis car from Saturday Night Live. You think you could show up with a D sports racer with a turbo engine that would kill this thing and they would allow it to run? Why doesn't some real journalist investigate what it took to get this stupid design approved?
      Claud
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why??????????..........I just don't get the "delta" design...........................
        imag
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Claud
        How about the fact that it needs less than half the horsepower to turn similar lap times as a standard race car. If you don't see the advantage of that, I don't know what to say. It is rare that we see such a gamechanging leap in racing. If someone had come out with this in the no rules Can Am days, every team would have switched to this design in a year.
          johnnythemoney
          • 1 Year Ago
          @imag
          Get a life Edward and get a clue of your talking about.
          Drakkon
          • 1 Year Ago
          @imag
          Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines. -Enzo Ferrari imag is right. Same speed at half the horsepower is a big &^%$#@ deal. The reason more cars don't look like this is because of the construction rules covering the various classes.
      EZEE
      • 1 Year Ago
      I want the one in the center because it is easier to see.
      gary
      • 1 Year Ago
      Call me when I can have one to drive on the street. I'll take mine in "Batman Flat-Black," please.
      GasMan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Title of article should have been DeltaWing is Ready When You Are.
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Get me some 5mph bumpers, some AC and let's go!
      spinftwin
      • 1 Year Ago
      ...and spend the rest of your money and time fixing it...
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