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Car: Rover 200 BRM LE
Rover launched a popular and more unique version of the 200Vi – and bravely decided to market it under the BRM name.
Because of the ambitious price tag, sales are not as strong as they are now, but as Kevin Davis explains, the ingredient is that it became one of the hottest kings of the late 1990s.
The 200 BRM debuted at the 1997 Frankfurt Motor Show. This concept comes with several features that have not been transferred to the production model, such as the less obvious orange nose, silver instead of chrome grille surround, clear indicator, front lip spoiler, wider alloy hub and red leather seat Chrome-plated eyelet in the chair.replica swiss watches
Referring to the word „limited edition“, I instantly imagined a poor super mini spring, a stylish wheel decoration, an aftermarket skylight, stupid stripes on both sides and a stupid name. Fortunately, the Rover 200 BRM LE does not meet the above requirements.
Rover is keen to upgrade the sporting range of the 200 series that has been on sale since the end of 1995 and hopes to acquire a flagship model to restore interest in the series. It is impossible to use the name of MG, because BMW, which owned Rover at the time, did not want the brand to be heated from the cooled hatchback and car in MG F – and believe that the MG brand name should be reserved for „appropriate“ sports cars. .
Looking forward to its heritage
As a result, Rover’s marketers delved into their history books and presented BRM – British Motorsport – its racing history is legendary. Unfortunately, it is also full of spectacular failures. Rover’s contact with BRM was to work together for the Le Mans gas turbine race in 1963, using Solihull’s experience in retrofitting gas turbine engines for road use.Porsche Design 1919 replica
This is in line with BRM’s outstanding performance in racing chassis engineering and development. Rover-BRM completed the fierce 24 Hours of Le Mans, but was seen by traditionalists as a fashion without a future. Another car was built for the 1965 Le Mans race, and the tenth was completed, ending Rover’s contact with BRM.
Rover found the owner of Ruby Owen’s BRM brand David Owen and asked if he could use the BRM name on a range of sports cars and hatchbacks. These cars and hatchbacks were obtained from existing models. It’s enthusiasm – ‚But,‘ he said, ‚doing well. ‚
Rover built the first 200 BRM concept and presented it at the 1997 Frankfurt Motor Show to assess the public’s response, which was well received, although people may have to remind Rover to connect with BRM and BRM What is actually… Rover decided to continue the project. After a year of development, the Rover 200 BRM LE was officially launched at the British Motor Show in October 1998.
Rover talked about 200 BRM: ‚We chose BRM because it has a real racing tradition and a lineage. All high-end brands offer sports-derived products in their model range, and we want to see the 200 BRM as our serious sports car.Corum Ti-Bridge 107.101.05/0F81 0000 replica
Based on the completed Rover 200vi, the 200 BRM is very different. The styling cues of the 1960s played an important role in red quilted leather seats and door panels, red carpets, seat belts and steering wheels, alloy heater controls and rotating aluminum trim interiors. Outside, Brooklands green paint complements the shiny silver bodywork, the large 16-inch alloy and the unique woven mesh grille above the huge orange nose on the front bumper, which is the BRM iconic nose of all formulas of the 1960s. a racing car.
Understanding is certainly not a word describing the unique BRM interior.
However, it is the engineering aspect that marks the 200 BRM, the suspension gets the most work, the ride height on the vi is reduced by 20mm, and the damping and handling are improved. This compromise is obvious. Rover described it like this: „We want a big cruiser to cruise, not a boy.“
Although the 1.8 VVC engine remains unchanged from the standard vi, the Rover 220 Turbo has further developed a tight ratio gearbox with a TorSen differential that reduces torque steering and improves linear stability. The goal is to have a certificate of authenticity for each car and install a plaque on the car to show the built-in number, but Rover did not bother when pushing forward.richard mille watches skull
British Automotive Press is not enthusiastic about 200 BRM. Autocar’s road test on November 18, 1998 included an entire section of its well-designed aluminum heater control and continued to show that it was nothing more than a cynical marketing attempt to sell more 200s. It’s almost like the tester decided that he didn’t like the car before he saw it.
The problem is that no one knows 200 BRM. By the end of the 1990s, BMW’s marketing strategy did not include the Rover car’s performance version (especially because they made most BMWs look expensive and slow, pounds in pounds) So the only way is that you and I know that the existing car is visiting the exhibition hall.
Even then, once you overcome the orange snout (some dealers apply silver to think of the orange cost of sales), you still need more than £18,000 in asking price, then add air conditioning, passenger airbags and other essentials and a CD player.
Few people are willing to pay for some of the embarrassing heritage, and when the Rover 25 was launched at the end of 1999 and the BRM was still struggling on the back of Rover, the price fell again to £14,000. A total of 795 were built for the UK, of which 350 were for overseas markets.www.saleperfecttime.com
We should be grateful to Rover for being allowed to build 200 BRM under the ownership of BMW, which shows that Rover has the ability to make the appropriate hot class and give us the latest fashion and unique wanderer – if not the car – recently doubled. In fact, Rover is able to complete the full theme of marketing BRM by making it exclusive rather than accessible, which is almost certainly not a huge success.
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Perhaps if Rover focused on chassis and engine/transmission development and abandoned interior enhancements, it could reduce costs and allow Rover to target 200 BRM to the same market as the successful and sought-after Renault Chris Williams, then the story There may be many differences.
Nevertheless, its exclusivity makes it one of the rarest fighters after the war. As the number decreases, we hope that future generations realize that it is a classic because it is a driver-centered sports incubation rather than a Because they only did some of them.
The early signs were that it received a classic honor. There is an active owner club, and the forum it finds at thebrm.co.uk is definitely an active business. Fingers crossed the future…Chopard LUC replica watches