We love James Bond for everything he does and owns. The super spy never failed to make our jaw drop with his superhero-like moves and supercool techs. Thanks to the films’ CGI, the famous Bond wheels are super-powered with the help of a raft of gadgets. But, if you could get your hands on it, which one of these 007 gears would you like to fit in your own car? Here are a few options to choose from.
Ejector Seat is the ultimate Bond gear. As seen for the first time, the tempting red button remains hidden under the flip-top gear knob. Once pressed, the roof of the car will slide and the passenger seat will pop out through the air just instantly. It’s a great way to remove bad-mannered or suspicious passengers from your car, whenever you want. Also, who needs stairs or lifts, when you can pass your shopping bags straight up to your apartment balcony?
This is perhaps every child’s dream to see his remote-controlled toy cars in reality! Then comes the Bond movies and the superspy controlled his 75oiL from afar in Tomorrow Never Dies. The remote sensing lock system and window sliding in cars have got our hopes high! But remote-controlled life-sized four-wheelers are still a few years off. Keep patience, people!
Deployable Tire Studs
This is one of the most supercool handy gears. These innovative tires can deploy studs whenever you need them, just with a push of a button. This will give you relief from the hazard of changing your tire, whenever roads get slippery in the snow. If you can get this one for real, there will be no worry to plan a winter long drive or a snowy weekend getaway. Are you already imagining what life would be like with them? We don’t blame you. We do it all the time.
Mercedes Achieves Powerful Benefit in Recent Turkish F1 Circuit
The visionary brand Mercedes has undergone an intriguing modification in its F1 line, which seems to give it an extra benefit on the turf. They have turned their rear suspension system to boost top speed by reducing drag. For this, while on the straights, the back end of the car drops down at high speed. According to the Red Bull team, this effective change played a key role in Mercedes’ advantage at the recent Turkish Grand Prix.
Red Bull’s Observation
According to Christian Horner, the Red Bull team boss, the venue of Istanbul of the recent Turkish Grand Prix, was actually perfect for the new Mercedes concept. The turf of Istanbul had long straights and a lot of medium-speed corners. In this specific type of circuit, Mercedes’ modified rear suspension optimized a straight-line device. The way in which the rear of the car lowered on the circuit, was the defining moment. It was the Turkey track, which played to the strength of the brand and its new innovative modification.
Horner believes that some upcoming venues on the calendar will be undoubtedly perfect for this modified Mercedes idea, with their specific straights of the circuits. But this is not necessarily the case on American circuits. As per Horner’s assumption, the rear suspension will have lesser influence here as the higher speed turn is much harder on the US track, due to lack of enough variation between straights and the top corner speeds. But on the tracks like Jeddah, the same technic could be quite powerful with the straight-lined car.
The Red Bull team is quite confident in believing that this new rear suspension design of Mercedes doesn’t break any F1 regulation. As Horner recollects, this is something that has been used in past a number of times. Though they admitted that, an extreme version of the technique was witnessed on the Turkey circuit, which is almost not allowed. Historically in this super-competitive sport, even small marginal gains have been added to bring out the best possible performance, and Mercedes has probably overpowered its competitors this time.