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  BRM P261

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1964 - 1965
Numbers built:6
Designed by:Tony Rudd for BRM
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:April 10, 2008
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Configuration P56 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 1,498 cc / 91.4 cu in
Bore / Stroke 68.5 mm (2.7 in) / 50.8 mm (2 in)
Compression 10.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Gear driven
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 208 bhp / 155 kW @ 10,750 rpm
BHP/Liter 139 bhp / liter

Chassis aluminium semi-monocoque
Front suspension lower wishbones, top rockers actuating vertically mounted inboard coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension reversed lower wishbones, top links, twin radius rods, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes (fr/r) ventilated discs
Gearbox BRM P62 6 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Race history
Major wins
1964 Monaco Grand Prix (Graham Hill in 2614)
1964 USA Grand Prix (Graham Hill in 2616)
1965 Monaco Grand Prix (Graham Hill in 2616)
1965 Italian Grand Prix (Jackie Stewart in 2617)
1965 USA Grand Prix (Graham Hill in 2616)
1966 Monaco Grand Prix (Jackie Stewart in 2617)

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