With an impending North American debut set for this Saturday for the Nissan DeltaWing and the American Le Mans Series and IMSA announcing on Friday that the concept will be eligible for championship points in 2013, DeltaWing project Manager Partner Don Panoz is confident of a bright future for the unique racer.
The unique race car which features half the weight, half the power and half the aerodynamic drag of a typical Le Mans sporstcar was originally unveiled 12 months ago at Petit Le Mans when Michelin tires was revealed as the program's first technical partner.
After last weekend's round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Fuji in Japan, Nissan's attention turns to America this week, specifically to the glorious Road Atlanta road course in Georgia that hosts the 1000 mile/10 hour 'Petit Le Mans'. This is one of the blue riband events of the American sportscar scene and a fitting event for the eagerly anticipated return of a very special racing car.
They said it was impossible. They said it would never happen. Today's the day that the Juke-R doubters are silenced, as the production version #001 emerges from the pit garage - in both real and virtual worlds.