DeltaWing Technologies has released the first rendering of a street-legal, four-passenger car.

DeltaWing Technologies has released the first rendering of a street-legal, four-passenger car.

The company won't produce the model themselves but they are seeking automakers to license the DeltaWing architecture "that is 35 percent lighter, requires 35 percent less horsepower and consumes 35 percent less fuel [than a conventional vehicle]."

According to the company, a DeltaWing model equipped with a small four-cylinder petrol engine - that produces between 85-110 bhp (63- 82 kW) - could accelerate from 0-60 mph in approximately six seconds, hit a top speed of 130 mph (209 km/h) and return up to 70 mpg (3.3 L/100km / 84 mpg UK).

In a statement, DeltaWing Technologies Chairman Don Panoz said "We are competing at the highest levels of road racing with half the weight, half the horsepower, and nearly half of the fuel consumption. We believe we can deliver similar results on the street without compromising safety, comfort and performance. We have a formula that’s highly efficient and still fun to drive.”

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