Have you seen the Delta Wing race car yet?

Started Sep 23, 2013 | Discussions
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Marc Trotter Regular Member • Posts: 257
Have you seen the Delta Wing race car yet?

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.

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Mattoid Regular Member • Posts: 334
Re: Have you seen the Delta Wing race car yet?

Very unusual.  Interesting subject. Thanks for sharing.

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

Marc Trotter OP Regular Member • Posts: 257
Re: Have you seen the Delta Wing race car yet?

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 Regular Member • Posts: 334
Re: Have you seen the Delta Wing race car yet?

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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