Remember When F1 Cars Had Four-Cylinder Engines?

Sure, the V10s and V12s sound great. But this 650-HP BMW-powered Brabham is no slouch.

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People obsess over the magnificent-sounding V10 and V12 F1 cars of years past, but there's a whole more to celebrate than just those two engine configurations. F1's four-cylinder turbo era had some fantastic noises too.

The Brabham BT52 sports a 650-horsepower turbo inline-four built by BMW. It raced in the 1983 season, and could rev all the way to 9500 RPM (that's a lot for a turbocharged motor). Here it is doing some exhibition runs at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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