The Delage D12 glassless racing car model recently had a new Speedster variant with a sportier, more impressive design. The French automaker announced the D12 supercar in 2020, launching a model with a Coupe design with a fixed roof structure. After a few years, the company has launched two new options for the roof structure and this version is called Speedster and F1.
As the Speedster’s name suggests, this version omits the fixed roof to replace it with a simple glass windshield. This option is cheaper than the F1 version. If customers want a more impressive car model, they can choose to spend an additional $190,000 for an optional version called F1.
This package completely removes the windshield and replaces it with a small windscreen and features an F1-inspired canopy and driver’s helmet. If customers want the best and can switch between Speedster and F1 configurations, they can also spend around $260,000.
The Delage D12 recently made its North American debut at Monterey Car Week. The fact that the race car was brought to this event had an effect as 7 of the 9 cars allocated to the United States were sold during the event. The car will be imported to the states under display vehicle laws.
Two different versions of the D12 were developed. First up is the D12 GT, complete with a naturally aspirated 7.6-liter V12 engine that produces 976 horsepower at 8,200 rpm and 832 Nm of torque at 6,200 rpm. A 109 horsepower electric motor is also included, producing a combined output of 1,085 horsepower. The brand also added a D12 engine block that is also available, complete with the same 7.6-liter V12 but uses a smaller 20 horsepower electric motor for driving, parking and reversing. This variant has a maximum capacity of 996 horsepower and 884 Nm of torque.