Nissan was unveiled Tuesday as a founding partner of the DeltaWing racing car project, which will compete in June's 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race while using half the fuel of its peers. Nissan is providing a four-cylinder turbo engine to the DeltaWing and hopes the technology being introduced by the car will make it into its street vehicles in the near future.
The engine, badged DIG-T (Direct Injection Gasoline – Turbocharged), is expected to produce around 300hp, sufficient to give Nissan DeltaWing lap times between LMP1 and LMP2 machines at Le Mans, despite having only half the power of those conventional prototypes. It features the same technology found in Nissan road cars, such as the range-topping Nissan Juke DIG-T.
Some videos related to the DeltaWing are here.