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  BRM Type 30 'V16'
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1954
Numbers built:2
Predecessor:BRM Type 15 'V16'
Successor:BRM Type 25
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 20, 2009
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Engine
Configuration 135º V16
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction light alloy block and head
Displacement 1,488 cc / 90.8 cu in
Bore / Stroke 49.5 mm (1.9 in) / 47.8 mm (1.9 in)
Compression 6.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 SU Carburettors
Aspiration Rolls-Royce Centrifugal Supercharger
Power 625 bhp / 466 KW @ 11,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 420 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on tubular frame
Front suspension twin trailing arms, Lockheed air struts
Rear suspension DeDion axle with twin radius rods, Lockheed air struts
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes Girling discs, all-round
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 665 kilo / 1,466 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,708 mm (146 in) / N/A / 1,041 mm (41 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,311 mm (91 in) / 1,321 mm (52 in) / 1,295 mm (51 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.94 bhp / kg
0-60 mph 3.9 s

Resources
Suggested reading
  • The Grand Prix Car, by Laurence Pomeroy
  • Classic & Sports Car (February, 1994)
  • (May, 2008)
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