Delage – the French luxury automaker is back!
Entrepreneur Laurent Tapie, in collaboration with ‘The Friends of Delage’ will re-launch Delage Automobiles later this month. Their first supercar is called the D12.
The Delage D12 will be the automaker’s first model in 66 years. It is powered by a naturally aspirated V12 engine that is claimed to produce 900 hp. Combine that with a 330 hp electric motor, you have a 1230 hp machine that could rival the Aston Martin Valkyrie.
In fact, Delage claims that the D12 is the closest a road car will ever come to an F1 car. This is something we have heard not just from Aston Martin but from Mercedes-Benz as well. Moreover, the company has plans to set a Nurburgring lap record with D12.
“Delage cars deserve to be on the road and enjoyed for the unique craftsmanship they represent,” says Laurent Tapie, re-founder and CEO of Delage Automobiles. “The Delage brand embodies timeless elegance and trusted high-performance. It truly is the best of French engineering,” he adds.
The Delage D12 is being developed by F1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve, under the watchful eye of Benoit Bagur, Technical Director and 2-time FIA Touring Car champion.
The Delage D12 wil be unveiled at en event in Southern California later this month.
Note: This information comes from an official press release. An unnamed source was kind enough to share with us ahead of the launch.