BMW Has Developed a Sled for Bobsleigh

February 7, 2013 at 14:59

It is already widely known to the fans and drivers of the BMW cars that the company is engaging not only into the car development, but it is also cooperation with other organizations for different purposes. That is why today we will present to our readers the news about the new development of the BMW company that is not a car. The company showed a prototype of BMW double sled, which the German company produced at the request of the Federation of Bobsleigh and Skeleton USA.

concept car from BMW

Image of the concept car from BMW

New sled frame is made out of ultra-light materials, which are dominated by carbon fiber. Bob has a well thought-out aerodynamic shape and special design of mounts the blades. In addition, developers have lowered the center of gravity sleigh, which, they assured, will improve speed performance.

winter BMW car

Photo of the winter BMW car

In the next few months, BMW will continue to work on improving the prototype, the final aim of which will be making the sled for the U.S. bobsled team, which will participate in the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014. The last time they took the “gold” in a two-bob in 1936. German company engineers began developing a new sled in 2011. They studied all the existing structures of beans in the history of the competition, including comprehensively reviewed Bob, which was used by the U.S. national team for the past two decades.

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