• Short Summary

    THE SLEEK NEW ROVER-BRM GAS-TURBINE CAR HAD A TRY-OUT THE LE MANS CIRCUIT YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).?

  • Description

    THE SLEEK NEW ROVER-BRM GAS-TURBINE CAR HAD A TRY-OUT THE LE MANS CIRCUIT YESTERDAY (SUNDAY). THE BRITISH CAR IS AN OFFICIAL ENTRY IN THE 24-HOUR ENDURANCE RACE TO BE HELD ON JUNE 20 - 21.

    THIS NEW TURBO-CAR IS BASICALLY THE SAME AS THAT WHICH TOOK PART IN LAST YEAR'S RACE AS AN UNOFFICIAL COMPETITOR WHEN IT AVERAGED 108 MILES (173 KMS) AN HOUR.

    HILL, BRITAIN'S FORMER WORLD RACING-DRIVER CHAMPION WILL BE PARTNERED BY AMERICA'S RITCHIE GINTHER IN THE ACTUAL EVENT.

    THE ROVER'S CHASSIS AND RUNNING GEAR ARE SIMILAR TO THAT IN THE FAMOUS BRM GRAND PRIX CARS, ALTHOUGH THE REAR-MOUNTED ENGINE IS SOLELY OF ROVER DESIGN. UNDER LE MANS RULES FOR TURBO-CARS, THE ROVER WILL BE LIMITED TO THE STANDARD TWO-LITRE FUEL CAPACITY OF THE CARS IT WILL RACE AGAINST.

    WITH THE TURBINE'S HEAVY CONSUMPTION, THIS COULD MEAN EITHER FREQUENT AND TIME-WASTING PIT STOPS TO REFUEL OR THE USE OF A HEAT EXCHANGER TO MAKE BETTER USE OF THE AVAILABLE FUEL BY INCREASING ENGINE EFFICIENCY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAE1I6J1VEOQ0Z00L7WJ5464RL
    Media URN:
    VLVAAE1I6J1VEOQ0Z00L7WJ5464RL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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