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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

"Full Noise"? Not quite, but still...

I am one of the many fans of the amazing V16 BRM - a glorious failure in truth but with one exception: It had the best sound of any racing car - ever.

1.5 litres, 16 cylinders in a 135°V with a Rolls-Royce-built centrifugal supercharger eventually providing about 4.5 Bar boost, it developed near the end of its career (1955) nearly 600bhp at about 11,000 rpm.

First a video showing a VERY BRAVE man driving a V16 up the narrow bumpy hill used at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.



Second a collection of images accompaned by Nick Mason's well-known recording of his V16 at Donnington Park




I think you might enjoy these!
À bientôt

1 comment:

wiliam said...

The recording of the BRM was (about) the sole reason I bought Nick Masons book!

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