The Weirdest Race Car You've Ever Seen
The revolutionary DeltaWing racer gets a second chance, at Le Mans. But what does it mean?
trikes have been around for ever - just look at the "trimuter" it may be 3 wheels , but it is a delta shape , or the reverse trike , the spyder motorcycle.
I hope he wins the darn race !!
I'm an OLD race-fan; one thing that I always liked about racing, any type of racing, was the out of the box thinking that went into building a better vehicle than the next guy. Given a set of parameters to work within, mechanics and engineers were constantly coming up with ways to improve on and outdo the competition. Over the last few years the various sanctioning bodies have taken most of that creative thinking away and force the competion to all the same, no wiggle room to work in. The result has been to produce some very boring, un-inventive racing.
I don't know if this new car would ever amount to anything on the track, but it is damn nice to see somebody willing to try and break out of the box everybody else is in. Good luck with it!
About 20 or 30 years ago, an F1 team tried to run six-wheelers. (Two sets of steerable wheels, set up in tandem, with a much lower tire diameter in front, to cut through the air better, but maintain the same total tread patch area.) I think they were allowed to compete, but I don't think they won anything.
If the Deltawing has all the steering problems forecast in these comments, it could get black-flagged during the time trials at LeMans. I have a notion that Mr. Bowlby, or some engineers on his behalf, must have run some computer models to predict, among other things, how the sonofagun will steer.
But will it really work? That's why they still run the races!
With the front track so... narrow and the back so wide, it'll push like a dump truck in the corners.
Back to the drawing board.
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