After Nissan recently confirmed it was dropping out of the DeltaWing program, the automotive press was left bamboozled after the months of intense development which went into creating the DeltaWing racer.
Additionally, it was widely believed that Nissan’s decision would mean the Japanese company would drop out entirely from endurance races in the future. Fortunately however, Nissan’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Carlos Ghosn has confirmed that Nissan is in fact hard at work creating a brand new race car to compete with the best fromm Porsche, Peugeot and Audi.
Ghosn stated that the company is developing an “innovative project that promises to continue the pioneering spirit of last year’s award-winning Nissan DeltaWing experimental entry.”
“We will return to Le Mans with a vehicle that will act as a high-speed test bed in the harshest of environments for both our road car and race car electric vehicle technology,” he concluded.
This new powertrain technology will then be provided to the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) for approval to evaluate whether or not Nissan will be able to return to Le Mans with these yet unrevealed systems.