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Bridgestone Tyres – and New Chrome Livery for DeltaWing

DeltaWing Racing Cars has revealed the livery for the DeltaWing powered by Elan, before its first on-track test scheduled for this Wednesday at Road Atlanta.

The DeltaWing will take the grid in 2013 with a striking chrome paint scheme, now highlighted with red accents on the roll hoop and just behind the front tyres, from new tyre partner Bridgestone.

“It just ties into the DeltaWing being such a unique, revolutionary car,” said Don Panoz, managing partner, DeltaWing Racing Cars. “I wanted something that represented that image. A shining, aggressive metal was what I thought of, and that was the chrome.”

The design went through several possible design ideas before settling on the chrome and red.

“I think this became apparent once we would be using Bridgestone tires,” said Panoz. “The only color they have outside of black is red. We wanted to keep it consistent. Before deciding on the chrome, I looked at brilliant reds or brilliant greens. We decided the chrome was the thing to keep it in line with Bridgestone and their colors.”

The chrome coloured DeltaWing is scheduled to test this Wednesday and Thursday at Road Atlanta in preparation for the  Twelve Hours of Sebring, the opening round of the 2013 American Le Mans Series season. Olivier Pla and Andy Meyrick have been confirmed as drivers for the LMP1 class entry, with Meyrick set to turn his first laps in the car this week.