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Previous to his forty years running Formula One, Bernie Ecclestone ran the Brabham Formula One team for many years. In a search of power to run against the competitive Cosworth-powered teams, Ecclestone struck a deal with Alfa-Romeo [sic] to power his new race car. The 3-liter, four-valve per cylinder, twin overhead cam flat-12 was similar to the Ferrari engine that had just won the two previous years and Alfa Romeo offered to supply them free of charge. It was mated to a Hewland gearbox and the pairing was slung low in a chassis designed by Gordon Murray dubbed the BT45. The later revised 45B featured an improved rear suspension and lost some weight. The car reached a high point when driver John Watson placed second behind Mario Andretti in the French Grand Prix in 1977. As Alfa Romeo makes a return to Formula One in 2018, the BT45B revisits their past endeavors that have given them such an illustrious role in to highest tier of motorsport.
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The 1977 Brabham #8 Motor Racing Developments BT45B is a classic Formula One car featured in Forza Motorsport 7 as part of the March Car Pack.

Statistics

Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide
Speed 6.8
Handling 7.9
Acceleration 9.7
Braking 7.8
Super Rare FM7 T4
P 922
DLC:
Requires the March Car Pack
Unlock Requirements
Unlock:
Purchase from the car dealer
Performance & Division
Division:
Formula 70s
Collection Tier:
Tier 4 - Super Rare (+50)
Speed:
Top Speed: 177.3 mph  (285.3 km/h)
1/4 Mile: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.500 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 4.883 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 82.2 ft (25.1 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 195.8 ft (59.7 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.59 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.97 g

References

  1. "Forza Motorsport 7 March Update". forzamotorsport.net
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