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‘New’ BRM delivered

Friday, 24 September 2021 at 21:00:00 UTC


Alisdair Suttie

The first ‘new’ BRM P15 since 1953 has been delivered to its owner.

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Built to celebrate 70 years of the BRM company, the exact recreation was presented to owner, John Owen, at its first shakedown test at Blyton Park circuit
The P15 is one of three that will be built, all with a 1.5-litre V16 engine that revs to 9000rpm. John Owen said: ‘Hearing that V16 engine again after so many years was an incredible moment, and a dream come true. It’s a tribute to the tremendous skill, persistence and attention to detail of the engineering team at Hall and Hall who have built the car.’

John is the son of BRM founder Sir Alfred Owen, and he has been instrumental in the creation of these cars that produced 600bhp at 12,000rpm when new.

For the test, the BRM was driven by Rob Hall, of Hall and Hall. He said: ‘The car still needs a few tweaks and adjustments, but this is to be expected in such a complex package. We took the engine up to 9000rpm, but got a ticking off from the circuit because I think we exceeded their 95dB noise limit!’

The BRM P15 makes its public debut at the Goodwood Revival on 17 September.

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