Have you ever noticed that airplane wings curl up at the very end? Why is that? Called winglets, the curled tips shrink the vortices at the end of the wing, which in turn improves its fuel efficiency.
A Delta 767 was taxing across Boston's Logan airport tonight when it made a connection with a Delta regional jet. The force of the crash was so strong the Boeing left a winglet wrapped up in the poor little jet's tail.
It has been proven at Pike's Peak, it makes sense at the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) National Championships where drivers are looking for downforce. But will front wings find their way to cruise night?
This is the Delta Wing, a concept angling to be the new IndyCar race. It's lighter, less expensive to run, and only has 300HP. It also looks like the Batmobile merged with a land-speed racer and a rocket ship. Updated.
Just like in the movie Spinal Tap, Fab Design, a tuning company with seemingly no ability to stop once it gets rolling, took something which in principle is a good idea, and ran down a dark and occasionally hilarious path with it. Customizing already high-end Mercedes Benzs seems like it would be pretty tough, and…
C'mon people, what's more important, ad space, race drivers' safety or the excitement of the sport? (Yes, you can give us an answer in the morning.) The FIA has proposed a new wing design (pictured) that will keep F1 cars from losing downforce when attempting a pass, thus making for more successful overtaking of cars…