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    Motorsports: Ferrari reopens wind tunnel after 18-month refurb
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    Ferrari is not a company used to being behind the curve, but if you've been wondering how the Scuderia has lost so much territory on the Formula One circuit to a relative newcomer like Red Bull, part of the answer could come down to its wind tunnel. Seriously, the wind tunnel? Yes, the wind ...

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    Video: Mini shows Cooper Works GP goes for a smoke, cheats the wind
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    Mini wants you to know all about its latest, limited-to-2,000 John Cooper Works GP edition. After a stint at the 'Ring to set a time of 8:23, the two-seat-only Cooper has parked itself in the wind tunnel to demonstrate its various wind-cheating features like the engine shield and rear wing. The ...

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    Official: BMW lends its wind tunnel to test the Olympic torch [w/video]
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    In between bouts of Olympic games, the official torch that traditionally kicks off the opening ceremonies makes the long journey by a relay of runners to the host site. And you can bet that over the course of years, it has passed through some tricky environmental conditions. But is it ready to ...

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    Ice skating beauty Katarina Witt checks out BMW test center [w/video]
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    Katarina Witt and the BMW Environment Test Center – Click above for high-res image gallery
    BMW has an Environment Test Center (ETC) that can test a car in a variety of environments – sun, ice, snow, rain – all of them indoors. As great as that would be for parties, they appear ...

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    VIDEO: BMW tests new wind tunnel with a model we can appreciate
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    Sylvie van der Vaart and a BMW E30 Convertible - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The more things change, the more things change. If you would have asked our opinion, we would have told you that open top motoring means feeling the wind in your hair. NEIN! says BMW. And to prove just how ...

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    Slide Rule Chic: Edgy can be aerodynamic, too
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    Click above to view high-res gallery of the Ford Flex
    The classic idea of aerodynamics gives rise to mental pictures of vehicles shaped like a smooth suppository. Reality turns out to be different, thankfully. Cars like the Ford Flex may appear weighty and as slippery to the wind as a barn while ...

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    VIDEO: Step inside BMW's F1 wind tunnel
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    Fun though it may be, racing is still an applied science. Perhaps this is most evident in the tech heavy F1 cars. BMW uses a very trick wind tunnel to test their Sauber F1 car in virtually all dynamic conditions to ensure that the aerodynamics give the desired result. This video has a bit of a ...

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    Wind tunnel + dyno = as real as you can get
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    After spending an unhealthy amount of time around a dyno in recent weeks (more on that soon), the benefits of such testing is hardly lost on those of us looking to eek out every last ounce of propulsion potential. But they don't tell the whole tale. Neither do wind tunnels for that matter, as even ...

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    Video: Peugeot 908 RC concept
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    Later this week at Paris, Peugeot will be officially unveiling the menacing-yet-elegant 908 RC concept car, details and photos of which we brought you last month. Now, ahead of the show, Peugeot has released two videos of its precious new 700-hp diesel V12 show-car in motion. The first video has ...

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