The BRM brand was founded just after the Second World War by Raymond Mays, who had built several hill climb and road racing cars before the war, and Peter Berthon, a long-time associate. Mays' pre-war successes inspired him to build an all-British Grand Prix car for the post-war era, and after several difficult years of development managed to win 17 GPs, a Drivers’ Championship, and two Constructors’ Championships between 1954 and 1970.
BRM’s latest Bee Four race car is an-electric vehicle with AWD and 700hp (520kW) on tap. The vehicle’s powertrain was developed at Oxford University.
Bee Automobiles has a significant financial interest in the project as the company plans to use the race car as a gateway to a production electric vehicle to be launched in the near future.