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Racing Wed Feb 10 2010

Chicago Auto Show: Delta Wing Racing Announces New Indy Design

Indianapolis-based DeltaWing Racing premiered their brand new and (potentially) industry-revolutionizing Indy Car this afternoon at the Chicago Auto Show. The car is a complete departure in design and principle from the standard "wings-in-front of the wheels" Indy car fans are used to seeing. Instead, the design is reminiscent of a flying, living, breathing spearhead that man has conquered and decided to drive around in. The car itself is going to consumed a third to half the gas of a standard Indy racer while weighing half as much as a current car and suffering from half of the drag and resistance associated with the race cars of today. The groundbreaking design feature enabling these advancements is the narrowing of the first half of the car, bringing the aft wheels much closer than current cars. The design affords drivers the stability they need while providing the environmentally responsible fuel-efficiency that the green movement has been demanding from auto racing for so long. Much more to come later this afternoon about the new car and an interview with Delta Racing's CEO, Dan Partel.

UPDATE: As promised, here's an interview with Delta Racing CEO Dan Partel.

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