- May 15, 2006
Forbidden Fruit: Brooke Cars Double R
You're looking at the Brooke Cars Double R, the latest purist roadster to hail from the UK. Powered by either a 2.0-liter or 2.3-liter Ford Duratec mill fettled by the high-performance blokes at Cosworth, the customer's engine of choice is mounted amidships in a steel tube frame that's clothed in composite bodywork.
According to Auto Express, properly equipped, the cycle-fendered sportscar will tag 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds, but its likely happiest in the twisties, with a wide footprint, four wheel independent suspension, 15" OZ wheels help get the Blue Oval powerplant's gumption to the tarmac. Regardless, with three available states of tune (200 hp, 260 hp and 300 hp),
Unusual options befitting the weekend racing nature of the Double R include different sized steering wheels and windscreens, Quafe limited-slip differential, trackday exhaust silencer, lap timer/data logger, and a roll cage.
No word on any availability for minimalist-loving Yankees, but we can only hope.
[Sources: Brook Cars; Auto Express]