The Mach 5 Was a Soapbox

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Over at Jalopnik they’ve posted some photos of Formula 1 racing steering wheels that makes Speed Racer’s alphabetical choices seem like a Fisher Price copy. Real cars may not be able to do the things the Mach 5 did, but it looks like they should!Speedracer6_2Speedracer6_2

Leave it to humans to make things more complicated than they need to be. Although, you can’t help but be impressed and amazed by the level of technology in your modern Formula 1 race car. How Stuff Works has a detailed description of the sport and the tech, along with a diagram of just exactly what all those switches, buttons, and levers are for. Way cool. Which one fires the jump jacks?

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