July 3, 2022

Continuation automobiles aren’t one thing new, producers have been speeding to breed previous automobiles. This, although, is a bit particular, because the British Racing Motors workforce are constructing three BRM P15 V16 continuation automobiles to have a good time its seventieth anniversary and we are able to take heed to that superb engine for the primary time.

What’s the BRM P15 V16?

The BRM P15 V16 raced in Components One throughout the early Fifties and featured an uncommon 1.5-litre V16 engine, positioned at 135-degrees and when handled to a Rolls-Royce supercharger, produced some 600bhp.

To have a good time it’s seventieth anniversary, BRM is construct three “new” P15 automobiles, the primary of which can go to John Owen, the son of BRM workforce principal Sir Alfred Owen.

The video above demonstrates a few of the “new” engine’s testing, with this going down at none apart from Corridor and Corridor at RAF Folkingham, residence of BRM within the Fifties. Screaming all the best way to 12,000rpm, it produced a cool 550bhp at 10,000rpm, with simply 2.5psi(!) of increase.

It’s pleasing to know that the engine seen and heard right here is among the originals, which was broken some 20 years in the past at it’s fiftieth anniversary occasion by being over-revved.

With one BRM P15 V16 accounted for, we presume the opposite two can be offered for a colossal quantity however with BRM’s intention to assemble the automobile to adjust to FIA requirements, it ought to subsequently be eligible for historic racing, permitting us all to proceed to listen to the wonderful V16 engine scream for years to come back.