Get Dr. Don Panoz and Ben Bowlby on the phone and ask if they would be so kind to make a single seater version of the Delta Wing, as originally envisioned by Bowlby. Or, sell the rights to someone who will under Bowlby’s direction (seems Dallara is always looking for new and interesting cars to build and make a buck).
Think about it. This chassis was designed so that it could obtain similar straight line speeds as a P1 car, except with a 200 hp disadvantage, and still pull 4Gs going through Road Atlanta’s Turn 1.
People keep on saying it was never as successful or as good as a concept as the media and the engineers were touting, but I think people keep forgetting that it had maybe 60% of the horsepower of the cars it was directly competing with, and it still kept up with them...
Just saying, if you want to make those funny sounding Electric cars surprisingly quick with an equally quirky chassis that makes the additional speed more than possible, this is it. The other great thing is it creates minimal turbulence behind the car, meaning even though it has great amounts of downforce, the cars can still get very close behind one another without losing so much downforce that they have to back off to prevent from going off track. So, you know where I’m going with this, right? It means passing is much more easily done.
Maybe I’m the weird one for liking the chassis concept, but for all the backwards seeming ideas behind this car, it did work surprisingly well also bearing in mind a very serious power deficit, which plays into the whole efficiency idea as well, which I would think Formula E would be all about.
Something about electric racing cars and this chassis are making a lot of sense in my head. Maybe a part of me just wants to see an entire field of Delta Wings and see if they can prove Bowlby’s last concept of the design right about allowing close racing.