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Old 08-04-2006, 08:20 AM
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Brooke Double R 2006

Press Release January 2006

Brooke Cars are delighted to announce the launch of their new, Cosworth powered sports car, the Double R. This lightweight two seater car has been designed with a no compromise philosophy to excel on both road and track.

Based in Devon, Brooke Cars' aim is to build truly unique, handcrafted, British sports cars. The Double R has been designed with classic lines around a thoroughly modern, motorsport inspired, chassis and power plant. The car utilises a tubular steel spaceframe chassis, bonded to a composite seating tub, which results in an exceptionally stiff and lightweight car.

The Double R is powered by a range of 2.0 or 2.3 litre Cosworth Duratec engines ranging from 190Bhp to 300Bhp. The Cosworth engine is mounted longitudinally to a transaxle gearbox, in a true single seater layout. This mid-engined format ensures excellent weight distribution, handling and grip. The Double R weighs under 550kgs, giving a better power to weight ratio than a Lamborghini Murcielago.

The Brooke Double R range of sports cars will be available in both left and right hand drive and prices are expected to start from 23,995. Deliveries will commence Spring 2006, with initial orders having been secured.
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:23 AM
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:25 AM
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:27 AM
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:35 AM
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I really like the concept of this car, and from the roadtests I've read this certainly looks like it is a very viable competitor to the likes of Caterfields, Ariel Atoms, Grinnalls etc. It seems to be mighty fast on the track whilst retaining some much needed compliancy on bumpy roads so it has that vital bit of versatility that is important in this market sector. Plus it's also got very striking and (IMO) very pretty looks, though I imagine the looks are something that will divide opinion. It's like how an Ariel Atom would look had it been designed in the 60s.

I also like the fact that they haven't skimped on the quality of the components. Lots of the various bits come from very highly respected specialist manufacturers, not least the Cosworth powerplant, yet the car still seems to come out slightly cheaper than most of its rivals. Impressive stuff.
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:55 AM
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I must say after reading the Evo article last month I am impressed, but the car visually lacks the edginess of the Atom or even Caterham.
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Old 08-04-2006, 05:15 PM
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I think I'd prefer one of these to an Atom, I just love the styling of it, the 50's F1 body just rocks, and the two pods behind the driver and passenger work very nicely for me.
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Old 08-05-2006, 04:30 PM
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I would love any one of those cars..
Although my favourite has to be the Cat7.
And have to say, Loved that whole issue.
I buy Evo nearly every month now, and if I'm gonna miss an issue, I read it in Smiths.
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:44 PM
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I think I'd prefer one of these to an Atom, I just love the styling of it, the 50's F1 body just rocks, and the two pods behind the driver and passenger work very nicely for me.
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 08-07-2006, 06:32 PM
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This looks suspiciously close to Gordon Murray's Rocket...
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Old 08-08-2006, 01:43 PM
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This looks suspiciously close to Gordon Murray's Rocket...
yep that's what i was going to say - that car is already something like 10 years old!
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:13 PM
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I buy Evo nearly every month now, and if I'm gonna miss an issue, I read it in Smiths.
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I really like that car - I love the 'flip up' headlights, they're a really nice touch and manage to not look in the least bit tacky.

It's got other really nice details too, like the lovely pedal box (I think I have a thing for nice pedals - Mmmm... machining), the Stack dash, carbon rocker cover peeping out from under the rear grill and so on... they're what gives this car a 'USP', if you will - something over and above Caterhams and the like.

I only have one question... how hard would it be to make a Caparo T1 stylee 'canopy'?

I also think it's better proportioned than the Rocket.
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Old 08-12-2006, 05:07 AM
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yep that's what i was going to say - that car is already something like 10 years old!

And how old is the Catheram??

I really like this car, even more than the Cat and the Ariel. According to EVO, it just needs some final adjustments
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a double r is a rolls...
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