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  • (Racing wheel) A racing wheel is the preferred method of control for use in driving simulators. They are usually packaged with a large paddle styled as a steering wheel, along with a set of pedals for gas, brake, and sometimes clutch actuation, as well as various shifter controls.
  • Containing little serious matter
  • weighing relatively little compared with another item or object of similar use; "a lightweight fabric"; "lightweight wood"
  • having no importance or influence; "a lightweight intellect"
  • a professional boxer who weighs between 131 and 135 pounds
  • Of thin material or build and weighing less than average
  • The action of pulling something forcefully or with difficulty
  • The longitudinal retarding force exerted by air or other fluid surrounding a moving object
  • A person or thing that impedes progress or development
  • the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
  • haul: draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets"
  • pull, as against a resistance; "He dragged the big suitcase behind him"; "These worries were dragging at him"
lightweight drag racing wheels - Thrustmaster RGT
Thrustmaster RGT Force Feedback Racing Wheel
Thrustmaster RGT Force Feedback Racing Wheel
Featuring the 1st racing wheel to have 5-Axis modes: wheel, accelerator, brake, clutch (left cockpit progressive view) and handbrake (right cockpit progressive view). 3 large robust aluminium pedals that provide realistic, professional foot control and life-like resistance on the brake pedal. 10 actions buttons function buttons on wheel. 2 Sequential Shifter System options which allows gamers to choose between Rally or GT styles. Powerful Force Feedback licensed by Immersion. System requirements: PC USB (USB1 or USB 2) and Windows 98 SE,ME, 2000, XP or Vista

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Buick Grand National
Buick Grand National
Buick Grand National and GNX T-Type Regal coupes, aimed at the performance market, appeared in the 80s. In 1982, the Regal Grand National debuted. Named for the NASCAR Grand National racing series, it had a 4.1 L V6 engine with 125 hp (93 kW) or an optional 180 hp turbocharged 3.8 L V6. There was no Grand National in 1983, but it returned in 1984 in all black paint. The turbocharged 3.8 became standard and would continue to be refined with fuel injection and intercooling. In 1987 it reached 245 hp (182 kW). 1987 also offered a lightweight WE4 (Turbo T) option. Only 1,547 of this variant were produced. They were painted black and treated to the same blackout package as the Grand National, including bumpers, grille, headlight and taillight trim. The differences between a WE4 and the base Grand National were the interior trim package, wheels, exterior badging, aluminum bumper supports, and aluminum rear brake drums as opposed to the Grand National's cast iron. The rear spoiler was only available as a dealer installed option. 1987 was the only year that the LC2 Turbo option was available on any Regal, making it possible to even see a Limited with a vinyl landau roof and a power bulge turbo hood. For the final year, 1987, Buick introduced the GNX for $10,995. Produced by McLaren/ASC, Buick underrated the GNX at 276 hp (206 kW) and a very substantial 360 lb-ft (488 N·m) of torque which gave this car a 0-60 time of 5.3 seconds.[1] This was created so as to be "Grand National to end all Grand Nationals," as the next model year converted the chassis to front-wheel drive, which Buick engineers admitted would not be able to put down that much power. Changes made included a special Garrett ceramic-impellered turbocharger connected to a more efficient intercooler and a specially coated up pipe. A specific computer chip, low-restriction exhaust with dual mufflers, reprogrammed Turbo Hydramatic 200-4R transmission with a custom torque converter and transmission cooler, and unique differential cover/panhard bar included more of the performance modifications. Exterior styling changes include vents located on each front fender, 16 inch black mesh style wheels with VR-speed rated tires, and deletion of the hood and fender emblems. The interior changes of the GNX included a serial number on the dash plaque and a revised instrument cluster providing analog Stewart-Warner gauges, including an analog turbo boost gauge. The acceleration performance of the GNX outpaced the factory's power claims: 0-60 mph (97 km/h) took just 4.5 s with a 13.4 s/104 mph (167 km/h) quarter-mile. These numbers made the GNX the fastest production sedan ever built, at the time. This claim is somewhat controversial—the car had two doors but its interior volume and structure made it a sedan rather than a coupe, and just 547 examples were built. GNX #001 is currently owned by Buick and sometimes makes appearances at car shows around the US. The GNX cost much less and could out-accelerate the naturally-aspirated 911 of the day. Ironically, many believe that these performance numbers were the reason the GNX was axed. GM did not want one of its own cars outperforming its flagship, the Corvette, and ended the Buick program. The GNX had a ladder bar that ran from the mid-section of the car to the rear axle, so as to increase traction. This is also the reason why a GNX will actually lift the rear end up when the car is about to launch heavily. Another amazing aspect of the Buick Grand National and GNX is the ease of upgrading performance. As electronic technology increased in automobiles over the years, with the implementation of forced induction(such as turbochargers and superchargers) and chips controlling the many aspects of the car, increasing performance became that much easier. Simply by spending a few hundred dollars on a race chip and increasing the boost could drop the Grand National’s quarter-mile time from its stock fourteen second range into the high twelve-second range. Other easy upgrades include installing a larger turbocharger or purchasing larger fuel-injectors capable of supplying the engine with more fuel. The affordability and effectiveness of these upgrades made the Grand National a very popular car for drag-racing. In recent times with stock Corvettes producing quarter-mile times in the eleven second range, Grand Nationals provide an easy way to overcome the current “bad-boy” muscle cars. One can purchase a Grand National and upgrade it for far less money than buying a modern high-performance car and easily produce much quicker quarter-mile times. The stealthy appearance of the all-black GNX and Grand National, coupled with the fact that the Grand National was initially released during the height of Star Wars fever, earned it the title Darth Vader Car (Car and Driver covered the GNX model's introduction with the headline "Darth Vader, your car is ready," a phrase more recently attributed to the Maybach Exelero). Th
Drag racing history was changed forever, in 1966, when Lincoln Mercury caught the competition completely off guard when they unveiled the world's first fliptop funny cars. Fran Hernandez, Chief of Lincoln Mercury Racing Division, engineered five factory Comets that went on to change drag racing as we know it today. This is the lone surviving Comet of the five that were built. These special super lightweight bodies were custom made for Mercury Racing Division by Plastigauge Corp. of Jackson, MI and weighed a mere 225lbs. The custom stage 1 tube chassis work was contracted to the famed Logghe Stamping Co. of Fraser, MI. The engine of choice was an Earl Wade built 427 S.O.H.C. Crane 646 cams were used for the high dosage of nitro burned in this car and Mickey Thompson pistons and rods are used. The compression ratio is at 10.5 to 1 and spark comes from a Mallory super mag and Autolite spark plugs. The 1940lb Gate Job Screamer used the highly famed Art Carr 3-speed automatic transmission, which at the time was the best money could buy. Of the five Comet funny cars, the Gate Job received the most colorful paint scheme. Paul Shidlick of Wayne, MI, the original painter, applied Cinnamon Pearl over Sunset Gold to achieve this bold look. The lettering and pin striping on all five '66 fliptops was handled by Paul Hatton of Garden City, MI and duplicated again on this car in 2009 by the same Paul Hatton. The Gate Job had much success in the drag racing world, beating the likes of the top named drives such as Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick, "Dyno' Don Nicholson, Eddie Schartman, "Color Me Gone" Roger Linndmood, Ram Chargers, Dickie Harrell, "Jungle" Jim Liberman, Gas Rhonda and many more along the way. Some historical firsts this funny car has include the first stage 1 Logghe chassis, the first automatic transmission and also the first escape hatch. This lone surviving 1966 Comet funny car retains its all original body, running gear, wheels, chassis and factory magnesium parts. The motor is a genuine 1966 Mercury 427 S.O.H.C. The grandfather of all funny cars also comes with volumes of factory photos and documents. This car holds the distinction of being the earliest known fliptop funny car in the world. Pete Gates 1966 NHRA National Champion

lightweight drag racing wheels
lightweight drag racing wheels
Hot Wheels RC Stealth Rides Racing Car - Black with Red Flames
Hot Wheels R/C Stealth Rides Racing Car Collection: Small enough to fit in a pocket, Stealth Rides vehicles are engineered to amaze. These mini but mighty cars fold flat and fit in a slim carrying case, but don't be fooled. The carrying case doubles as the controller. Slide the vehicle from the controller and with one press transform it to a fully functional R/C vehicle. Built for high-speed turns and spinning, these Stealth Rides vehicles are the biggest little things in the world of R/C. Collect 'em all.