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BMW developing high-tech racing wheelchair for 2016 Paralympic Games

By - August 5, 2015

Besides building luxury cars and motorcycles, BMW has made some pretty impressive sports gear, including an Olympic bobsled that drove Team USA to men's bronze and women's silver and bronze medals at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. BMW of North America announced today that it is now focusing attention on the upcoming 2016 Paralympic Games. It's reaching into its deep well of mechanical know-how to develop a racing wheelchair for the US track and field team.

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— Automotive

Harrington's new $10,000 Junior Formula One Car

By - July 13, 2015 153 Pictures

The Harrington Group's half-scale cars have been around for 13 years, with the entire fleet of classic look-alikes being completely reengineered two years ago and a new level of sophistication added to the designs. The latest release of a two-thirds scale 1960s Lotus 25 F1 lookalike could prove to be much more than just an exquisite toy for the wealthy though. It's a low cost race car which could form the basis for a whole new sport with more relevance than karts.

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— Automotive

Behind the scenes at Nissan Motorsports Australia

By - July 6, 2015 21 Pictures

There are hundreds of tiny pieces that go into creating the giant puzzle that is a successful racing team. While race fans get to see a completed car running flat out around a track, creating that completed puzzle involves the careful management of engineers, marketers, drivers and sponsors. So, how do they do it? Gizmag recently had a chance to look around Nissan Motorsport Australia’s factory, before sitting down with team director and driver, Rick Kelly and general manager of engineering, Craig Spencer, to find out.

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— Automotive

Lexus will climb Pikes Peak with lightweight RC F GT concept

By - June 26, 2015 15 Pictures

Lexus has revealed the sporty race car that it will task with tackling the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this weekend. Not to be confused with the RC F GT3, the all-new RC F GT concept car loses around 800 lb (363 kg) when compared to its production sibling, giving the 467-hp 5.0-liter V8 engine that much more potential on the twisty ascent up the famed mountain.

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— Drones Feature

Video: The fast and furious world of underground drone racing

Chad Nowak describes himself as an aviation nutter. For 25 years he's been flying remote controlled aircraft and full-sized sail planes, fuelled by a fascination for anything that glides through the air. But this interest went up a notch when he came across a Youtube video of an emerging sport known as FPV (first person view) drone racing. Fast forward 12 months and his home in Queensland, Australia, is covered in half-built quadcopters and loose parts. Last weekend, Nowak flew to Melbourne to take on like-minded racers in an abandoned warehouse on the outskirts of the city.

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— Automotive

Porsche's lighter, more fuel efficient 911 GT3 R racer

By - May 20, 2015 8 Pictures

Just when you thought Porsche's 911 range couldn't be expanded further, the German marque has managed to squeeze another model into the lineup. The latest addition isn't another road-going special, however. Instead, Porsche has taken the production 911 GT3 RS and turned it into a fully-fledged GT3 racer, designed to be quicker and easier on the wallet than the car it replaces.

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