The BRM P48 was a Formula One racing car raced in 1960. It was BRM's first rear-engined car. With rear-engined cars in the ascendancy, BRM hastily reworked the front-engined, now five-year-old P25. The car proved to be slow and unreliable, and was replaced by the P48/57 the following year.
Aside from the placement of the driver and engine, the P48 was mechanically the same as the outgoing P25. It featured the same 2.5 litre straight-4 engine producing 275 horsepower. The P48 also featured a single brake disc at the rear mounted directly to the gearbox. The rear bodywork was cut off to aid cooling, which exposed the unlovingly nicknamed "bacon slicer" rear brake.
During 1960 Tony Rudd designed his Mark II version of the car, with a conventional 2 disc rear brake layout, simple rear wishbone suspension and a much lower profile. This resulted in a much better handling car, and for the 1961 Formula One season BRM based their chassis designs on the Mark II. (this car has yet to be modeled by anybody).
Progress on the P-48. Almost finished, just needs a Immense Miniature's Graham in the cockpit.
The wheels also need to be painted silver, and some better Dunlop style inserts.
Also notice the addition of the "knock-off's" on the front wheels, they're some photo-etched units
I picked up years ago.
The decals are Indycal's rivets, and Scale Auto numbers.
Rear disk brake still needs some bold detail and the exhaust some weathering.