TODAY | February 06, 2013
>>> car makers usually don't want to see their cars sliding around on the ice. bmw of north america hopes that the sled that they've designed for the u.s. bobsled two-man team does that in record time. 2010 olympian chuck berkeley joining us. tell me about this. what makes this so different?
>> it's smaller, faster, sleeker than our current sled and there's a carbon fiber material that's used, a little lighter than our current sled. bmw has redistributed the weight in the sled to make it more balanced.
>> you have a prototype, copy of this one, running right now in europe. how has it been doing?
>> very well. very well. steadily improving, making modifications as they go. tweaked it slightly. it's doing very well.
>> haven't won a gold in 77 years. 2014 the year?