Suspension problems may have soured things at Sebring over the weekend, but the folks behind the DeltaWing program are anything but downbeat these days.
Quite the contrary. They’re confidently planning to move ahead with efforts to build not just one but a family of street legal cars based on the radical DeltaWing design. First seen on track during the 2012 running of the Le Mans endurance race, the DeltaWing is a dart-shaped race car that focuses on light weight and advanced aerodynamics rather than massive amounts of horsepower.
Backed by Don Panoz, the Georgia-based entrepreneur and race team owner, DeltaWing Technology Group says preliminary testing shows it could deliver sporty performance – and more than 70 miles per gallon. If that held up with a production model, it rival the best of today’s hybrids and even more advanced plug-in hybrid vehicles.