DeltaWing shows latest evolution of its GT road car

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The DeltaWing street-legal GT concept makes a debut

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That said, the GT isn't about sexy, clean looks, anyway. That narrow front track and sharp front-end are aimed at increasing aerodynamics, cutting weight and boosting efficiency. Currently, the car has an estimated drag coefficient of 0.26, and DeltaWing earlier cited an independent engineering analysis in estimating 74 mpg highway and 57 mpg combined EPA ratings for a 138-hp 1.4-liter four cylinder-equipped, four-seat GT. For that kind of fuel economy, maybe you can forgive its strange look. Or maybe not.

DeltaWing isn't so much interested in selling cars at this point as it is in supplying its architecture to existing automakers to help meet the model year 2025 CAFE standard of 54.5 mpg. That means that the look of any production car will be finalized by the manufacturer, so there's hope for something much smoother than DeltaWing's in-house design.

That said, the GT isn't about sexy, clean looks, anyway. That narrow front track and sharp front-end are aimed at increasing aerodynamics, cutting weight and boosting efficiency. Currently, the car has an estimated drag coefficient of 0.26, and DeltaWing earlier cited an independent engineering analysis in estimating 74 mpg highway and 57 mpg combined EPA ratings for a 138-hp 1.4-liter four cylinder-equipped, four-seat GT. For that kind of fuel economy, maybe you can forgive its strange look. Or maybe not.

DeltaWing isn't so much interested in selling cars at this point as it is in supplying its architecture to existing automakers to help meet the model year 2025 CAFE standard of 54.5 mpg. That means that the look of any production car will be finalized by the manufacturer, so there's hope for something much smoother than DeltaWing's in-house design.

DeltaWing's platform is designed to accept transverse engine powertrains, all-electric drives and hybrid set-ups. DeltaWing envisions reducing gasoline vehicle emissions by 42 percent and adding range to electric, fuel cell and diesel-powered vehicles.

DeltaWing plans to begin testing its GT race car prototype and will incorporate results into the development of two- and four-passenger road car designs.

Source: DeltaWing

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