The British Racing Motors (unofficial) information centre.
- the cars -
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BRM V16 The powerful 1.5 litre supercharged wonder.
Some will say that the BRM V16 was a failure. As a car
intended to take on the World at the top level of motor sport,
only one World Championship point is not a dominant performance.
(That would come after another ten years hard work.) The Formula
One 1.5 litre rules were abandoned as the car was reaching
maturity. The car did have a successful career away from the
spotlight of the World Championship as the following results show.
Second places 13
Third places 9
BRM P25 The 2.5 litre four cylinder that gave BRM it's first win.
BRM P48 in its later form in 1961. In this first year of the 1.5 litre formula the cars used Coventry Climax four cylinder in the F1 events and the old 2.5 litre BRM engine in non F1 events.
BRM P57 The 1962 World championship came to BRM thanks to the P578 (type 57 with the V8 engine)
BRM P61 of 1963. The team's first monocoque in it's original form with a stop-gap tubular rear sub-frame.
BRM P261 (or the mark 2 version of the P61). Once the P61 was produced in the form originally intended, the team was again close to the World Championship in 1964 and 1965.
BRM P67 Four Wheel Drive (4wd) 1.5litre V-8 Practiced by Richard Attwood , British GP 1964 but not raced. The car later won British Hill Climb Championship.
BRM H16 P83 & P115
P126/P133/P138/P139 The first V12 range,
P126 - The design
and building of the first V-12 chassis for 1968 was contracted to
former Lotus and Eagle designer Len Terry's Transatlantic
P133 - BRM themselves built further examples of
the Terry design, which were designated P133.
P138 - A Len Terry design improving on the
P139 - BRM designed slimline car for 1969. A new four valves per cylinder V12 engine was used.
BRM P153 The car that took the V12 to Grand Prix success.
(This picture from"Grand Prix Racing - the whole story" )
BRM P230 The final car.
Rover 200 BRM LE
The road car, a special edition based on the Rover 200 / 25 range, was first publicly shown as a concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1997 and was expected to be sold at around priced at £18,000 on the road.
The three door hatch-back became available in April 1998 at about £14,000. Originally the model was to be a special edition of 750 but finally a little over one thousand were produced. UK sales amounted to 795 units. The Belgian market was allocated 50 cars.
The BRM model was given stiffer springs, lowered suspension, alloy 16 inch wheels and a Torsen limited slip differential. Gearing changes giving a close ratio gearbox encoraged the top end of the 1.8 VVC 143hp. rev range to be used.
The cars were painted "Brooklands Green" with chrome trim and a BRM "dayglow" orange nose. The interior was fitted with red leather and aluminium.
The photo is an publicity shot originally issued by the MG Rover Group. Owners will be found at "theBRM.co.uk" Rover BRM forum.
BRM Bee four erv
On 16 October 2008 Bee Automobiles Ltd announced that the Bee Four electric racing vehicle (ERV) designed by Martin Ogilvie, will participate in the British Speed Hill Climb championships with Graeme Wight jr as the driver. Bee is now delighted to announce that the ERV will race as the BRM Bee Four ERV reviving the BRM brand in its 60th year.
The BRM Bee Four ERV code named the "Watt 4" is an all electric 4WD vehicle capable of producing 700hp or 520kW. The ERV uses motor technology developed at Oxford University. Bee is a partner with Energy Efficient Motor Sport - EEMS.
"The BRM Bee Four electric racing car will be consistent with BRM's long history of innovation and teamwork, and will be a great demonstration of Rubery Owen's modern day focus on Environmental Technologies. It will also be a 'marker' for a new breed of motorsport, one that minimises environmental impact and is overwhelmingly cost effective, but at the same time phenomenally fast and very 'inclusive'.
Paul Owen, Grandson of Sir Alfred and Managing Director of Rubery Owen's Environmental Technology Subsidiary Rozone Limited commented that "Rubery Owen is very pleased to see the BRM name once again being used to drive forward an innovative development to take Motorsport to new levels - for the last decade our Rozone subsidiary has been seeking to develop technologies under the umbrella of "Sustainable Solutions" - solutions that try to balance economic, social and of course environmental considerations, all within a framework of teamwork and co-operation.
"We believe that the BRM Bee Four project demonstrates this perfectly - acknowledging the past, enhancing the present, and creating the future. At a time when we are all examining the 'cost effectiveness' and 'environmental impact' of many parts of what we do, we hope that the project can demonstrate that Motor Sport can be both of these things - but without forgetting the 'social' aspect of the importance of 'fun' enjoyment and competition' - the main reason that we all do it in the first place!
The BRM Bee Four is part of a business plan by Bee Automobiles to produce a range of production cars. The business will be further funded by private equity."
Check also http://www.beeautomobiles.com/ (currently under development).
The Other cars linked with BRM - including .......
Brabham BT8 - BRM
BRP-BRM V8 1.5litre Formula One
Chrysler (Hillman) Avenger 1.6litre
Cooper T82-BRM 4cyl. Formula Two
Cooper T86-BRM V12 3litre Formula One
De Tomaso-BRM Sport 1000
Gilby-BRM V8 1.5litre Formula One
Lotus 23 - BRM sportscar
Lotus 43 - BRM H16
Lotus Elan BRM
McLaren M4A - BRM V8 2.1litre Formula One
McLaren M5A - BRM V12 3litre Formula One
Mysteron-BRM (see Willment-BRM)
Raymond Mays 20
Scirrocco-BRM V8 1.5litre Formula One
Talbot Sunbeam BRM
Techcraft-BRM V8 1.5litre
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