Articles tagged Paul Rosche

Page 44 of July 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, July 1993

Art for the heart's sake

McLaren's stunning F1 sports car unleashed at Goodwood Gordon Murray has a party trick. Behind his back the 6.1-litre V12 is burbling away happily at tickover, the needle just edging up as he snicks the gear lever into first and trickles out of the Goodwood pits. At 30 mph he moves the lever, a satisfying snickety-snick, and floors the throttle. A shrill, vibrant noise fills the McLaren's cabin,...

Page 60 of June 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, June 2003

Munich or bust

It was quick, powerful, reliable and adaptable. With more finance – and imagination – BMW's rally contender could have been a serious rival to Escort and Stratos, writes John Davenport During the 1970s the Stratos was writing rally history. Following its first appearance in October 1974, it scored three straight world championship titles and won the inaugural FIA Cup for Drivers for Sandro Munari...

Page 38 of October 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, October 1983

Notes on the cars at Zandvoort

Williams: The official announcement in Austria that Frank Williams had concluded a deal with the Honda Motor Company of Tokyo to use their engines for 1984, with an experimental probe into the realms of turbo-charged power for the remainder of this season, was welcomed by everyone. It was just over a year ago that Frank Williams disappeared on the Saturday afternoon of the Dutch Grand Prix and...

Page 40 of January 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, January 2001

Harnessing the power

Formula One demands the ability to adapt quickly to ever-changing circumstances, and Gordon Murray had few peers in this art he describes to Keith Howard how he designed a Brabham to cope with huge power outputs - and develop it into a championship-winner It was a particularly loony time, says Gordon Murray, a comment which encapsulates two quite disparate emotions: a fond recollection of his...

Page 56 of March 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, March 1984

BMW's M-powered Coupe

— only for a few WHEN motorsports enthusiasts think of BMW, images of the 3-litre CSL (ligntweight) road car and its turbocharged derivative handled by the likes of Ronnie Peterson, Hans Stuck and Gunnar Nilsson spring to mind. Interest waned a little when the 635 was introduced in 1978, extra weight and superior comfort being acceptable in the market place but robbing the Coupe of its sporting...

Page 64 of August 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, August 2005

Rock hard

Manfred Winkelhock never backed off in life or in racing. Adam Cooper recalls a true charger The appearance of 'M Winkelhock' at the top of the timing screens caught the eye in Monaco — but then it all went wrong. The yellow car arrived at Ste Devote out of shape and slid into the tyre barrier with a thump. The driver clambered out, frustrated at wasting his chance to hold on to pole position. It...

Page 73 of September 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, September 1997

Grand Prix timebombs

They were the world's most powerful racing cars, explosively fast and notoriously difficult to drive. Adam Cooper recalls the short, glorious life of the turbo F1 cars When Alain Prost pulled into the parc ferme after the 1988 Australian Grand Prix, he signalled a little bit of history. This was the last Formula One event to feature turbocharged engines, and, having 35 wins with Renault, Porsche...

Page 53 of January 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, January 1993

Worth the weight?

Behind the reborn BMW performance flagship lie at least four years' development graft and 50 prototypes. Replacing the familiar old four-cylinder warrior is a very much smoother six-cylinder M3, but the 155 mph newcomer is a very much heavier, plusher machine. It is more akin to a replacement for BMW's old six-cylinder CSi coupe. This time, British customers will be offered rhd from May 1993 at...

Page 35 of March 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, March 1976

Racing engines for Formula Two

While the British-based Grand Prix teams wait anxiously to see if this is the year when the Italian and French 12-cylinder engines finally trounce the incredibly successful eight-cylinder Ford Cosworth engines in Formula One races, a similar situation is unfolding in the European Formula Two Championship. When the championship was started in 1967 the FIA regulations called for 1.6-litre...

Page 42 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, September 1990

Nobody Does it Better

To follow the recent Pirelli Classic Marathon, JW opted for the quickest and biggest production four cylinder from BMW: the 154 mph Evolution M3. How many £34,500 four-cylinder cars can there be in the world? For that sort of cash we expect six to eight cylinders; in fact a svelte XJ-S would be yours for £34,200. But that is just the point of homologation or evolution specials, they do not have...

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