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Futuristic racer to tackle world’s greatest 24-hour race… with a 1.6-litre turbo engine

Top Gear UK -- The Batmobile has landed... and it's racing in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans.

This is the Nissan Deltawing, a 300bhp, 500kg race car unveiled today in London and set to compete against Audi, Toyota, Porsche and the rest in June's endurance epic at La Sarthe.

If you recognise the DeltaWing shape, that's because the dart-like design - penned by Ben Bowlby and based around an Aston Martin LMP1 tub - was pitched two years ago as a potential 2012 IndyCar chassis.

It was ultimately rejected in favour of Dallara's proposal, but Nissan has picked up DeltaWing's prototype and fitted it with a direct-injection 1.6-litre turbo based upon the petrol engine found in the Juke.

Gallery: the Nissan DeltaWing


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Submitted Mar 13, 2012 By: Urlicht
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DerHahn
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2012 9:54:06 PM

wish my 2.4l could have some better hp like that. that's a lot of power coming out of an engine that size.
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As long as it gets great mileage and can 'get out of it's own way' when needed.
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Looks like the Batmobile!
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Good luck!
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Interesting.
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2012 3:38:26 PM

No flames?
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2012 2:55:44 PM

Is the future small? and 1.5 seater??
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