DeltaWing Developing Coupe Version
Elan engineer Simon Marshall (above), who has seen the original DeltaWing and this new coupe through all stages of its development, described some elements of the coupe.
“The coupe should be a no-brainer for safety,” said Marshall. “It’s just to remove the possibility of the driver’s head being struck by anything. If the car is upside down, there’s more of a controlled space.”
One of the coupe’s more notable aspects is that the driver will sit in the middle of the cockpit, rather than on the left or right hand side.
“We’ve elected to put the driver in the middle as another way of differentiating this coupe from other ones,” said Marshall. “It’s best for us to put the driver in the middle to protect them. It’s going to be good for visibility as well.”
The DeltaWing powered by Elan makes its debut in the LMP1 class this weekend, with drivers Andy Meyrick and Olivier Pla.