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Embrace the weird: Nissan Deltawing.

and YES this is going to be running in the 2012 Le Mans as an experimental prototype, unclassified in any class per se.  I have to say that aside from how hideous it is—I will be very excited to see this freakshow rummaging through the field at Le Mans!  Let’s just hope it doesn’t cause any accidents….and take over Ferrari’s role of poor driving.

Can it even bloody steer!? see the videos at the bottom to find out..

from Nissan:

“A highly-advanced and hugely-efficient Nissan engine will power the remarkable DeltaWing car as it races in anger for the first time at the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours (16-17 June).

While Nissan DeltaWing will not be classified in the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours, the Company is looking to showcase the pioneering technology that will show one potential direction for the future of motorsport and will feed into the research and development of future technologies, that filter down to Nissan’s road car product range.

A race-prepared 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine, featuring direct petrol injection and a turbocharger, will power Nissan DeltaWing, which is half the weight and has half the aerodynamic drag of a conventional racer.

videos:

src: prwire via l’endurance

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beast of a Mangusta.

Brad Automobiliac had sent me a video with a weird, fat looking Blue Detomaso Mangusta running laps….and that blue Mangusta has been stuck in my head for a couple of weeks now.

But i have found photos of it!  At least I believe it is the same one….it is absolutely BRUTAL looking.

 

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foto of the day. W154

1938 Mercedes-Benz W154 (adjusted in colour by IEDEI)

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foto of the day. T26c

The gorgeous Lago-Talbot (or Talbot-Lago) T26c

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