BRM is Back

Jonny Austin

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I was lucky back in the 1980s to see a BRMv16 demonstrated at Donington.Amazing sound,like nothing else but also misfiring some of the time.The engines are so fragile & quite complex.You are lucky to see one run & even luckier if it runs smoothly.

My dream F1 engine would be a 1.5L supercharged v16.Who cares about fuel consumption if you are racing?
 

BillyBobSenna

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I was lucky back in the 1980s to see a BRMv16 demonstrated at Donington.Amazing sound,like nothing else but also misfiring some of the time.The engines are so fragile & quite complex.You are lucky to see one run & even luckier if it runs smoothly.

My dream F1 engine would be a 1.5L supercharged v16.Who cares about fuel consumption if you are racing?

To be honest, I have never considered fuel consumption in a vehicle buying decision.
 

Deputy Dawg

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Just to let you know - there's an all-driver BRM P15 mod in the works for Assetto Corsa. I'm busy working on the Lotus Eleven ATM, but it should be ready mid-summer.
Just about every driver is included: Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss, Peter Collins, Raymond Sommer, Jose Froilan Gonzalez, Hans Stuck etc.

BRM set.jpg
 

Mekonrider

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To be honest, I have never considered fuel consumption in a vehicle buying decision.
I used to be like that until I bought a TT that did 20mpg and it got a bit tiresome filling it up and looking at the cost. Bought a Cooper diesel instead and then a new motorbike for thrills.
 

BillyBobSenna

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I used to be like that until I bought a TT that did 20mpg and it got a bit tiresome filling it up and looking at the cost. Bought a Cooper diesel instead and then a new motorbike for thrills.
For me in Detroit, the difference between 20 and 25mpg is about $325/year. It definitely adds up. If I played iRacing, the saving could cover the cost.
 

sparkyplug28

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I consider myself very lucky to have lived directly over the road from Walter Ernest "Wilkie" Wilkinson in Folkingham during my childhood, he was a mechanic for BRM and founding member of BRMC (British Racing Mechanics Club).

And then ten years later round the corner from the "The Maltings" the BRM factory which is still there to this day.

As a kid I can rember being told stories about that V16, one from a then 14 Year old Pete Green on his dads land up Folkingham Airfield ( Nelson M Green & Sons Ltd still own it to this day) when it exploded sending bits of engine sky ward straight out the roof of the hut he felt certain that no one could have come out the hut alive and at 14 stood there thinking what do I do, when the door was flung open and out staggered 2 chaps.

I firmly belive that these storys from locals and those involved a like got me intrested in motorsport of any kind and its stayed that way ever since.

So the news that Hall & Hall are building 3 more of these wonderful engines is music to my ears I look forward to maybe one day hearing one
 

ajm289

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*Looks at pants* Yup there's definitely a tent there. No wet spot though.
 
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Mekonrider

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I've never heard one of these things IRL but I went to Oliver's Mount for Honda's 50th anniversary and some of real ear splitting stuff was there. Jesus, you could literally hear, I think it was either the RC149 or RC166 from miles away and it cut straight through you in an awesome way. Some guy at Cadwell also had replica Honda 6 250 he'd built and that also split your ears.
 
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wombat999

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Be interesting if they can build out the appalling reliability problems with the car.
They always sounded great for the short time the V16 kept running.
A typical British cock up with too many Chiefs and too few Indians, and lesson not learned resulting in the equally over ambitious H16......which was basically a pair of the brilliant 1.5L V8 blocks on a common crankshaft.
;)
 
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Rob Every

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Having lived in Bourne as a kid in the 80's I was obviously not around when the cars were running, nor BRM, but my Dad went to a sale fo stuff from the garage one day and the money being paid for seemingly pointless bits and bobs was astounding!
 

rup.car

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They really should partner with a good AC modder (maybe RSS who is always up for this kind of stuff) and bring it to life in the game. This will certainly attract lots of attention to their projects and generate some revenue.
 
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