DeltaWing remains on target for 2011 track debut

The revolutionary DeltaWing sportscar remains on course for a first track test before the end of the year, under the guidance of two-time ALMS champions Highcroft Racing

DeltaWing remains on target for 2011 track debut

The car has already secured a place of the 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours grid, winning the 56th slot reserved by the ACO for advanced technology entries.

Several areas of the car have already been constructed and are soon to be crash tested by the FIA and ACO governing bodies, with designer Ben Bowlby saying the project was developing quickly.

"The progress so far has actually been better than I dare hoped," Bowlby said.

"The guys working on the design are doing an outstanding job and everything is coming together exceptionally well.

"The details of the front suspension/nose module are complete, and the tub itself actually conforms to full LMP1 chassis regulations.

"The rear suspension chassis design is also complete and we're now tooling up to building parts."

Dan Gurney, whose facility is deigning the car, said: "It is a great challenge ahead but all of us have 'been there and done that' when it comes to building racing cars.

"Now we are well underway on the DeltaWing, everyone has a great sense of anticipation about seeing it run for the first time."

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