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    Ice skating beauty Katarina Witt checks out BMW test center [w/video]

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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