Cinema: Metal in Motion

Grand Prix. The Formula One is the thoroughbred of racing cars. Nothing on wheels is quite so sophisticated. Formula Ones can cost up to $100,000 to build, and as much again to maintain for a single racing season. Twelve feet long and elegantly slender, they look like bright green, blue, red, purple dragonflies perched on fat black feet. Though the cars weigh a mere 1,100 Ibs., their three-liter engine develops more than 375 h.p., and they can dart down a straightaway at better than 200 m.p.h. At full bore, a Formula One handles so...

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