DeltaWing has unveiled a rendered road-going version of its race car, as the company looks to use the unique shape to build a road car.
While an engine supplier is still being sought for a future road-going version, fans of the DeltaWing’s futuristic styling may soon be able to purchase one for their everyday commute; in the US at least.
DeltaWing is heralding its new creation as a way forward for passenger cars, saying the road version can carry up to four passengers while achieving as low as 3.36 l/100km.
The US carmaker says its design as a street car is 35 percent lighter, requires 35 percent less power and uses 35 percent less fuel than a more ‘mainstream’ passenger car.
While the Le Mans racer produced around 220kW, the road version would only need a four-cylinder petrol engine or similar (hybrid, diesel and electric power is also being considered) producing between 63 and 82kW to hit 100km/h from rest in about six seconds, with a top speed of around 208km/h.
DeltaWing says its big selling point to interested engine-suppliers will be the 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) figure in the US, which demands an average of 4.3 l/100km.
No word yet on what a road-going DeltaWing might cost, but the company is clear in its intentions to team-up with an established carmaker, rather than building the project alone.