The Brooke's overall design has been influenced by the racing cars of the 1950's and 60's, to create a styled and aerodynamic body that protects the driver and passenger from the elements of weather whilst at the same time giving an uncompromising race car feel. This 'classic' shape houses a host of race bred technology from longitudinal mounted engine and transaxle, to the aerofoil section unequal length wishbones, and the single piece integral seating tub which strengths the cockpit area and adds considerable rigidity to the design.
The Duratec engine supplied for use in each of our cars is designed for maximum performance with excellent driveability and reliability. Each brand new engine is supplied from the factory, before Cosworth build it to their exacting specification. All our engines are assembled to the highest standards by the same technicians who build the Cosworth Formula 1 engines for the Williams Grand Prix Team. All engines are then run up on Cosworth's dyno before delivery to Brooke Cars.
The suspension and braking systems have been designed to include advanced items as standard such as cast aluminium front and rear uprights, aerofoil section chromoly wishbones front and rear, lightweight aluminium carriers for the brake discs and 4-pot aluminium brake callipers at the front and back. The suspension is fully adjustable so the customer can quickly tune the car for different conditions of road and track use. Coil over double adjustable dampers allow ultimate tuning and control for serious track enthusiasts.
When sourcing a pedal box for the car, each available item was a compromise. The decision was made to custom designed and CNC machine an entirely new item; the result is a design which offers elegant style with engineering purpose. The same applied to the steering system - it has been entirely custom made with the help of major manufacturers to suit our requirements. The custom made rack is adjustable to suit individual preferences.
When designing the Brooke, a decision was made to have fixed composite race style seating. This allowed overcoming space issues so common on this class of sports car, but also use the composite seating tub as an integral part of the chassis design. Rather than an open void in the chassis, the interior tub acts to stiffen it and adds strength to the cockpit area. The seats give a superb driving position and lateral support, and the custom made adjustable pedal box accommodates all sizes of driver.
The Stack single unit display system is arguably the best unit available on the market today - which is why it was chosen for the Brooke. It offers a easy to read needle display for the tachometer, and a LCD readout for all other displays...pure race car design. A host of advanced features allow the driver to recall key max/min parameters at the end of a drive, and allows programmable warning message settings and shift warning light. The starter button continues the race car feel, along with easily reached buttons around the steering wheel for all other functions.
With up to 260 BHP available from the 2.0 litre Duratec unit and up to 300 BHP from the 2.3 litre unit combined with a weight of less than 550kgs, gives the Brooke Double R undeniable performance potential.
Company press release, last updated on August 07, 2006