BMW of North America has announced plans to develop a new racing wheelchair for the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field Team.

BMW of North America has announced plans to develop a new racing wheelchair for the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field Team.

Set to be used at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, the wheelchair will be developed with assistance from Designworks as well as athletes and officials from the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field Team.

While the project is still in its infancy, BMW says their racing wheelchair with have a unique chassis, improved aerodynamics and enhanced athlete restraints.  The automaker also said the wheelchair will utilize carbon fiber and have steering and braking improvements.

In a statement BMW of North America Vice President of Marketing Trudy Hardy said “Over the course of our partnership with Team USA, we have been committed to advancing athletic performance through technology transfer initiatives which help to address their training and equipment needs. This one is special not only because it presents a unique design challenge, but it helps solve a bigger mobility challenge for our Paralympic athletes.”