Autocar uncut: Rover-BRM startup and shutdown at the 2015 Coventry MotoFest

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The 2015 Coventry MotorFest show marked the return of the gas turbine-powered Rover-BRM race car to the road. Watch and listen as its engineers test the turbine prior to heading out onto the track later in the day.

The Rover-BRM’s gas turbine was claimed to produce around 150bhp, granting the car of a claimed top speed of 142mph. In 1965, at Le Mans, the car finished tenth overall and was the first British car past the chequered flag. Ongoing technical problems and a lack of funding, however, caused the project to be axed.

This is uncut, raw camera phone video of the event.

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