DeltaWing: Another reason why Americans will be laughed at in motorsport

Almost two years ago, it was decided that IndyCar was going to through a massive redesign in the chassis and aero formula. A design contest was brought forward, and several companies set forward their designs. Dallara ended up winning the contract and a new prototype was put into motion.

However, this post is not about that car. It’s about something much more ridiculous.

Of the runners-up, one of the more laughable designs was a concept called the ‘DeltaWing’. The design itself shows the car with a ridiculous front track, and massively thin looking impact structures. The  concept car looked like something out of ‘Wacky Races’.

It was clear why it wasn’t picked as the next generation IndyCar.

However Dan Gurney’s All American Racers has been brought on board, along with Panoz and Highcroft Racing, under the Project 56 banner have decided to build one anyway…to race in the 24 Hours of LeMans… in front of people. God help us…

What are your thoughts on the DeltaWing? Revolutionary or absolute joke?

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