BMW Brutus - 1908

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Jeremy Clarkson vs 'The Brutus' Bomber BMW (TOP GEAR)
Relive the insta-classic TOP GEAR moment from Monday's episode when Jeremy Clarkson recreated the Battle of Britain - and faced off against a car called "The Brutus," a flame-spitting retro BMW. "The Brutus" combines a 46-liter BMW v12 engine, originally used to power a bomber plane, with a chassis from a 1906 New York fire engine - and brakes that, "well, they exist only in the imagination of the madman who built this thing!" Watch as Jezza takes this "extraordinary creation" out for a spin. "Almost immediately, 'The Brutus' began to spit hot oil into my face, and that was just the start of my problems!" Will he be able to steer this beast of an auto? Or will "The Brutus" conquer our TOP GEAR hero? The lamest of cars, the brightest of stars, the dimmest of hosts - all light up a brand new season of TOP GEAR. Don't miss all new episodes *** Mondays at 8:30pm/7:30c *** immediately followed by World Premiere episodes of Original Series RICHARD HAMMOND'S CRASH COURSE at 10/9c, only on BBC America. This season on TOP GEAR, the Stars in the Reasonably Priced Car are shining brighter than ever! Including such mega-celebs as Ryan Reynolds, Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class, Shame), Black-Eyed Peas' Will.i.am, Matt LeBlanc (Friends, Episodes), Doctor Who's Matt Smith, Guns & Roses' Slash and more. TOP GEAR is back for a mind-blowing season 18 full of amazing stunts, challenges and special features. Find out why this season has been anticipated like no other as the TOP GEAR trio - Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May - take cars to the limit and beyond, often in some of the most far-flung corners of the world. Plus Richard Hammond is in Texas to immerse himself in the world of NASCAR racing. Want more TOP GEAR? Visit http://www.bbcamerica.com/top-gear and http://topgear.tumblr.com And keep up with TOP GEAR on BBC America by following us on Facebook and Twitter! https://twitter.com/#!/topgear_bbca http://www.facebook.com/TopGearAmerica





Brutus and his BMW engine
Brutus, 47.000 cubic cm displacement....a dream to hear it run.





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Starting the 1909 Blitzen-Benz, UNEDITED, @ Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
The Blitzen-Benz was purpose built to do just one thing, to break speed records (not racing), and it did repeatedly from 1909 through 1911. (Edited version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga2HtUHzUuw ) Its speed of 228.1km/h (141.73mph) on April 23rd, 1911, driven by Bob Burman at Daytona Beach, stood as a record until 1919. Twice the speed of the fastest airplane, (12 April, 1911, Alfred Leblanc @ 69.442mph/111.801kph in a Blériot Blériot) and even shattering the record speed of 210km/h set by a locomotive in 1903. This record was not even officially broken in an airplane until 1920! Of the six originally built, this is one of only two that exist today, and is displayed at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. While the extended and nuanced effort required to start the Blitzen-Benz on a cool coastal morning can try the patience of some viewers, its historical significance and ground-breaking engineering brilliance still place it amongst the greatest motor-vehicle achievements of all time, and the dozens witnessing this effort felt it was one of the highlights of many great moments at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011. Here's a great collection of vintage and modern images of the Blitzen-Benz and other historic speed record contenders: http://www.flickriver.com/photos/tags/blitzenbenz/interesting/ Specs: displacement 21500 cc / 1312.0 in³ bore 185 mm / 7.28 in stroke 200 mm / 7.87 in compression 5.8:1 power 149.1 kw / 200 bhp @ 1600 rpm specific output 9.3 bhp per litre bhp/weight 137.93 bhp per tonne




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