BMW designers are trying their hands at making a two-man bobsled, to be used by Team USA in the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. They want to utilize their know-how in making great handling cars to make an ultimate bobsled, capable of achieving higher speeds than normal models.
The sled in being made by BMW in collaboration with USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation (USBSF). To make the best sled in business, they started out by studying existing two-man sled platforms. Team USA has 20 years of experience in the sport, which also becomes handy in the process.
BMW is even applying its EfficientDynamics techniques, which means using intelligent lightweight materials, optimized aerodynamics and chassis dynamics to leverage the energy output of the two-man team, increasing overall sport performance.
A prototype of the BMW two-man bobsled has already been delivered to USBSF Next stage of development involves on-site immersion with USBSF athletes, coaches and engineers by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, BMW Group’s international design studio headquartered in California, and on-ice testing by USBSF.