12 Examples of Race Car Technology in Everyday Vehicles

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Technology From the Racetrack to the Driveway

Automakers spend millions of dollars each year in racing venues ranging from off-road rallies to Formula One. While they’re hoping for the bragging rights that come from beating competitive brands, they’re also perfecting current and future technologies that you’ll find in the cars they sell to you and me.

The innovations aren’t just going into high-performance sports cars; features like multifunction steering wheels and adaptive suspension systems are found in everything from compact cars to full size pickups. Safety improvements researched in racing, including disc brakes and improved roof structures, are found in nearly every new car. Advancements in turbocharging are leading to efficiency gains in a broad array of street cars.

Check out some of the race car tech you’ll want in your new ride on the following slides.