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  BRM Type 15 'V16'
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1950 - 1951
Numbers built:3
Successor:BRM Type 30 'V16'
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 20, 2009
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Engine
Configuration 135º V16
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction light alloy block and head
Displacement 1,496 cc / 91.3 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 525 bhp / 392 KW @ 10,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 351 bhp / liter

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

Dimensions
Weight 737 kilo / 1,625 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,013 mm (158 in) / 1,422 mm (56 in) / 889 mm (35 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,489 mm (98 in) / 1,321 mm (52 in) / 1,295 mm (51 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.71 bhp / kg

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