In the latest issue of the publication, the DeltaWing has been awarded ‘2012 Innovation of the Year’.
The magazine’s writers admired the car’s unconventional design and how it’s taking efficient motorsport to the next level.
‘There’s a saying in car design: ‘if it looks right, it is right’. Which is probably why so many people are bothered by the DeltaWing,’ said EVO.
‘Well, it doesn’t look right does it? And yet, in the 1000-mile Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta in October, it came fifth overall against a strong Le Mans Prototype (LMP) field.
‘In race car terms, it is unremarkable in construction and mechanics, but in design concept it is radical and innovative.’
The DeltaWing is just half the weight, has half the power and half of the aerodynamic drag of a typical Le Mans sportscar.
Compared to its rivals, the Nissan DeltaWing also consumes nearly half as much fuel and enjoys dramatically decreased tyre wear from its specially developed tyres.
EVO concluded: ‘Some remain to be convinced that the DeltaWing is as stable as a regular race car. Perhaps a full season will answer that, but whichever way you cut it, efficiency has rarely looked so exciting.’