A glimpse at what a race car of the future might be for the Indy Racing League, the DeltaWing IndyCar Concept looks like a cross between a dragster, landspeed racer and, well, a crime-fighting jet car. It weighs 1,000 pounds including the driver (about half as much as a current IndyCar) and has a very slippery 0.24 coefficient of drag. This combination allows the car to reach a top speed of 230 mph using a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, instead of the 650-horsepower 3.5-liter V8s currently in use. The DeltaWing is one of four concepts submitted for the IRL's new car design, which is set to debut in 2012. This summer the IRL decides on the winning design.
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