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    Default Innovator Panoz aims to retool the sports car Read more: http://www.autonews.com/art

    BRASELTON, Ga. -- Don Panoz lives and plays on the outer periphery of the U.S. auto business. But when it comes to the future of sports cars, he may be in the dead center.

    The wealthy 78-year-old Atlanta entrepreneur, a one-time Ohio pharmacist who created the nicotine patch, has been churning the discussion for the past year with the DeltaWing, a race car that strives to be a game-changer.

    It is not street legal. It's barely even racetrack legal. But Nissan Motor Co. spent the past year promoting the DeltaWing with "Nissan" emblazoned on the side -- not just because of what the project represents on the racetrack but because of what it holds for future sports cars.



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    Very cool back story. Much appreciated.

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    I found it interesting that the inventor of the nicotine patch still smokes.

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