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Mazda 767B at the 2014 Spa Classic (onboard).

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Recent video of the gas-turbine Rover-BRM. The "improved" 1965 version, I'm guessing, since it isn't wearing the 00 sported by the 1963/4 car when it ran Le Mans. It's just an engine start but that's more than I've seen before and still pretty impressive.

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Bonkers gas turbine-powered racing car revisits Le Mans more than 40 years after it was campaigned by Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart. Here it is being fired up.

The Rover-BRM was the result of a collaboration between Rover and British Racing Motors during the 1960s, and became the first gas turbine-powered car to race at Le Mans. It ran at La Sarthe in 1963 and 1964 in an experimental class of its own, but it wasn't until the 1965 race that was given a race number and allowed to compete against other cars.

The car was recently recommissioned by a team at the Heritage Motor Museum, Gaydon and carried out parade laps at the 2014 Le Mans Classic, as well as winning the Prix d'Excellence at the event's concours.
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This could have gone so very wrong! Merc C11 during qualifying for the 2012 Le Mans Classic.

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Pucker pucker pucker! Nice catch, lucky boy!
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Wow......several things to like about that video. Nice catch first of all. Nice to hear an engine with a decent torque range and a lower rev limit. Gated shifter for the us old farts. Ahhhh....the good old days.
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Full version....


e Mans is a race against time, the elements, the traffic. It's about fighting against many enemies on the track.

For us, winning is not only coming first, it’s getting out of the track knowing you couldn’t have done better.

It’s not only about miles, about speed, about a second. It’s all about a state of mind.
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If you have not watched it, you need to download Truth in 24, which is available FREE at iTunes. It is amazing.

Here is a clip from it where Alan McNish takes you through a lap of the Circuit de la Sarthe.


And here is a trailer for Truth in 24...


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Here is a clip from it where Alan McNish takes you through a lap of the Circuit de la Sarthe.
sounds like my daily bicycle commute - except for the talk to the engineers
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