Have you seen the Delta Wing race car yet?

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Marc Trotter
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Have you seen the Delta Wing race car yet?
7 months ago

I was able to get some snaps of the Delta Wing coupe at the ALMS race at COTA in Austin yesterday.  I thought some of you might like to see it.  Basically, a sort of triangle shape to it.  Yes, I know I could use a slower shutter speed in order to illustrate the speed, but I have had trouble in the past getting the cars to be sharp when doing so.

Being mostly finished in chrome, this thing is not real easy to photograph!

This was inside the paddock, so light was limited.

Mattoid
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Re: Have you seen the Delta Wing race car yet?
In reply to Marc Trotter, 7 months ago

Very unusual.  Interesting subject. Thanks for sharing.

Is it supposed to be better at something than a normal car?

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Marc Trotter
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Re: Have you seen the Delta Wing race car yet?
In reply to Mattoid, 7 months ago

It's not clear to me what its advantage is supposed to be.  I don't see how it can have as much cornering grip as the cars with the front wheels farther outside the center line of the car.

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Mattoid
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Re: Have you seen the Delta Wing race car yet?
In reply to Marc Trotter, 7 months ago

I went and found a video about it after seeing your photos.  The lack of an inside wheel creating friction when cornering looks to be the biggest advantage, besides looking cool.

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