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Nissan DeltaWing hit by a Porsche GTC class car during Road Atlanta testing [video]

Driver escaped without any injuries.

A Nissan DeltaWing driven by Gunnar Jeannette was hit in the left rear wheel during the Road Atlanta testing by a Porsche GTC class car. Based on the telemetry system, the powerful impact was measured at 7Gs but luckily the driver escaped without any serious injuries.

Before the accident, the Nissan DeltaWing established the fastest time on the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta circuit, finishing a lap in 1 minute and 13.686 seconds. The team started repairing the car immediately after the accident and they plan on returning to the circuit tomorrow.

The video was recorded by the camera inside a Nissan-powered Conquest Racing P2 driven by Martin Plowman.

Source: Nissan

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Comments (21)

 Wickedated Wickedated
Very hard for the Porsche driver to spot this car on the track. It's much lower than the Porsche and has a silly shape. Also looked like the Nissan driver passed him on the inside, on the Porsche's racing line. Good to see that the driver was ok. Having your head shaving the pavement and grass must hurt! The deltawing is a silly car design for promotional purposes, Nissan: you're breaking as much grounds as the 6 wheel racing car. Stick to the GT-R.
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October 19, 2012 12:56 pm
 edd_lg edd_lg
It tips over too easily.
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October 19, 2012 6:41 am
 GRAVE GRAVE
Every body complained about the design and poor stability while no one mentioned the Porsche driver who actualy was the reason of this crash!
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October 19, 2012 4:09 am
 kmayb kmayb
The Porsche driver drove into the delta wing, I've seen on Jalopnik that he then had the audacity to Flick him the bird as he drove out of the accident that HE caused.. Wanker I say.
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October 18, 2012 10:34 pm
 Narco Narco
Same porsche in both crashes. Nice. Narc.
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October 18, 2012 9:35 pm
 DBaskov DBaskov
Damn I didn't know those helmets were that protective. Glad that the victim is in descent shape after that serious accident.
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October 18, 2012 7:47 pm
 out4ride out4ride
Not the first Nissan I have seen passing on the right:) Maybe race cars should have passing indicators in the mirrors just like road cars ?
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October 18, 2012 6:53 pm
 Speed_lite Speed_lite
Too bad but I don't think Batman's car should be on a race track. I couldn't care less if it's fast...the DeltaWing looks ridiculous.
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October 18, 2012 6:04 pm
 EricWilson EricWilson
I knew there would be an issue with the stability of this car. That car tipped over far too easy. No car with four points in a standard configuration would have tipped over that easy. The driver's head was hitting the ground. This car must be banned from competition.
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October 18, 2012 6:01 pm
 vilivo vilivo
Hmm, the shape of the car makes it very hard to judge on size and placement for other drivers. At least, I would think so.
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October 18, 2012 5:36 pm
 AlinCare AlinCare
this is nfs!! only 7G?
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October 18, 2012 4:36 pm