Originally Posted by Aaron_Henderson
The thing is practically a 3 wheeler...not sure what to think of it. Logic is telling me it couldn't possibly handle very well, but if it can't, why would Nissan dump the money into R&D, and even plan to race it in the 24h of LeMans?
It is lighter and uses less fuel. You can then use smaller engines to compete with heavier cars while staying on the road with less pit stops longer.
So even if the car only stays at speed with the competition it will win by being able to stay on the road longer.
Less complex engines are easier to fix on the fly too, easier to keep cool, plus many other small details which can have a huge impact.
I think all car companies have played with this design at one time or another, maybe technology is finally at a point where stability and control are now possible.