Nissan DeltaWing, A Clear Star of the 2012 LA Auto Show

It’s no secret that here at Down Shift we are all huge fans of the innovative Nissan DeltaWing Le Mans racer, little surprise then that it was one of our favorite cars at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The DeltaWing was designed to reduce aerodynamic drag dramatically, to allow a marginally faster straight and corner speed than a 2009-2011 Dallara IndyCar on both ovals and road/street courses with half as much weight, engine power and fuel consumption. As the name suggests, it has a delta wing shape, with an unusually narrow 0.6 metres (2 ft 0 in) front track and a more traditional 1.7 metres (5 ft 7 in) rear track.
The DeltaWing was designed to reduce aerodynamic drag dramatically, to allow a marginally faster straight and corner speed than a 2009-2011 Dallara IndyCar on both ovals and road/street courses with half as much weight, engine power and fuel consumption. As the name suggests, it has a delta wing shape, with an unusually narrow 2ft  front track and a more traditional 5 ft 7 in rear track.