Top Gear Speed Week: the misfits
Bowler EXR S, Vauxhall Maloo, Ford SuperSportVan, TG DeltaWang, McLaren GT and Honda race bike...
Posted: 30 Aug 2012
Which leaves me with two vehicles left to assess, and not much time to do it. So I strap myself into the first freak I can find, and suddenly feel a bit... scared. For all the wrong reasons. The Nissan DeltaWing is a lesson in racing-car aerodynamics, mutating accepted physics in new and surprising directions, as it proved in this year's impressive Le Mans debut. This isn't a Nissan DeltaWing. It's the TopGear DeltaWang. Created by custom-car builder extraordinaire Andy Saunders from the guts of a Westfield kit car, it has a steering wheel that will pull clean off if you tug it hard enough through a right-hand corner. This actually happened to The Stig at 40mph. He didn't seem to care. It also has ‘experimental' narrow-track front suspension, a wide rear and bits of Batman-like fibreglass sticking out. From 20ft, it's a remarkable homage. From the driving seat, running at 85mph into the Follow-Through, it's ruddy terrifying.