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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Delage reborn with all-new stunning supercar

Delage? Is there a car brand like that? Maybe that's the question when you just look at the name. It is not surprising that some automotive enthusiasts currently do not know the brand. Actually, this is one of the French fancy car manufacturer brands and existed since the 1920s up to the 1950s.
Delage D12 hybrid supercar marks the return of the French brand after nearly 70 years of hibernated. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3kEUh1c)
After nearly 70 years the name hibernated and at the Lyon EpoquAuto event held on November 7, 2019, a well-known French businessman, Laurent Tapie announced the French fancy car brand is revived under the name Delage Automobile and said the Delage D12 is the first project and model to be launched soon. Delage is trying to come back by presenting a car that is believed to be welcomed by the world's automotive fans.
A well-known French businessman, Laurent Tapie announced the French finest car brand is revived under the name Delage Automobile. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/33UGKg7)
Why can the company be sure like that? Due to the car presented is a supercar that has a shape resembling a Formula 1 racing car. No half-hearted, they also claimed, it's the fastest hybrid supercar in the world, which is legal to use on the road. Besides that, the French company also mentioned that the former F1 champion, Jacques Villeneuve, and technical director Benoit Bagur, who is a two-time FIA Touring Car World Champion were involved in the development process of its D12 supercar.
Delage D12 hybrid supercar appears with an ultramodern design, that's said a combination of designs inspired by Formula 1 and a fighter jet. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2E1u6km)
At first glance, its appearances remind us of the Caparo T1 which was ever-present in the late 2000s. However, the D12 supercar appears with an ultramodern design, that's said a combination of designs inspired by Formula 1 and a fighter jet, where both was the fastest vehicle in their respective fields with unmatched agility. So there is no need to question how the F1 inspiration elements are applied to this Delage supercar.

On the front, just look at the long, flat muzzle in the middle which is the F1 racing car typical design. Then from the muzzle, it is connected by a tiered front spoiler, where the lower one is flat in design with three blades on the right and left, just like single-seater aerodynamics. Meanwhile, the upper spoiler is connected to the front fender, where its slanted-headlights is attached, to fulfill one of the requirements as a street-legal vehicle.
Delage D12 hybrid supercar's front section has a long, flat muzzle in the middle which is the F1 racing car typical design, then it's connected by a tiered front spoiler, where the lower is in the flat design with three blades on the right and left sides. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2XZnFFM)
The muzzle also has a transparent portion, which clearly exposes the suspension components. Then the cockpit is given a greenhouse roof which also covers the cabin. Uniquely, not an ordinary door system but canopy flip-up design opens upward, is used to access the D12 cockpit like the pilot access into a fighter jet cockpit. The same design direction is applied to the driver and passenger seat layout, which is positioned parallel or in tandem, so that the D12 cockpit can only be filled by two people, just like the F-18 and F-35 cockpits.

The two seats in the D12 cockpit uses carbon fiber material to create very lightweight structures. The steering wheel design is also unique, combining design elements of a racing car steering wheel and a jet fighter joystick. Furthermore, on the dashboard in front of the driver, there are three LED monitors. And the company also said the Focal's infotainment system will be installed inside its cabin.
Delage D12 hybrid supercar has a slim body-shaped at the front and the cockpit area extends to the rear, then widening to the rear fender. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/30OXYt8)
The body is slim at the front and the cockpit area extends to the rear. Then the rear fenders widen to accommodate airflow for the engine cooling system. The upper-middle section covered by the glass so the engine compartment could be seen, moving slightly downside there's a large air scoop. And further back, the shape of the D12 increasingly resembles an ordinary fast car that is completely covered.

At first glance, the stern appearance is completely grim with large cavities on the right and left. Then, two exhausts are located in the middle, to allow a large diffuser to be attached at the bottom. On the upper side, attached a large and wide wing. Meanwhile, its all four wheels are seen using the black-colored carbon fiber rims.
Delage D12 hybrid supercar has a unique-shaped steering wheel that combining a racing car steering wheel and a jet fighter joystick design elements. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2E6ucag)
This hybrid-powered supercar was developed in 2 variants, namely the D12 GT and D12 Club. The performance of the D12 GT variant relies on the power from a 7.5 liter naturally aspirated V12 engine, which is capable of spraying up to 990 hp and is also supported by an electric motor that provides an additional power of 110 hp, so in total, its generated-power is 1,100 hp. As for the performance of the second variant, it only relies on a drivetrain that is powered by 1,010 hp only but has lighter weight.
Delage D12 hybrid supercar will only be produced as many as 30 units and will be sold at a price of around $ 2.3 million. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2E6ucag)
The D12 GT variant has an empty weight of 1,399.8 kilograms, while the D12 Club which is exclusively for track-focused performance is 1,310 kilograms. By numbers, the D12 Club is 89.8 kilograms lighter than the GT. However, Delage has yet to reveal the acceleration and top speed performance figures of the two variants of the D12 supercar. 
The French automotive company claims that in the near future the D12 supercar will soon break the fastest lap records at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Furthermore, Delage also said that the D12 supercar will only be produced as many as 30 units and will be sold at a price of around $ 2.3 million (Rp.33 billion) per unit. Are you wanted to be one of these supercar owners? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DELAGE AUTOMOBILE | ROBBREPORT.COM | ABOUT CARS PRO | CARSCOOPS]
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