Brabham Automotive just lifted the curtain on its new track-only BT62 hypercar in London. Boasting V8 power, race-ready aerodynamics and a sub-1000kg dry weight, this marvel of automobile engineering is now officially up for grabs.
This is the first offering from Brabham Automotive and words from the testers say that it “reward like no other”. It has a mid-mounted, naturally-aspirated, quad-cam, a 5.4-litre V8 that delivers 522kW of power, and 667Nm of torque.
The drive of this beauty is sent directly to the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential automatic transmission. And even though the detailed performance figures haven‘t been disclosed as of yet, the car weighs in at just 972kg (dry). So, with that in mind, it is safe to say that it will most likely get along at a reasonable tilt.
This car is also featuring a full carbon-fibre body and a track-focused aerodynamics package. What‘s probably even more impressive, Brabham Automative claims the BT62 generates more than 1200kg of downforce.
The stopping power of this beast comes from the carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes with their six-piston calipers front and rear, plus the Michelin slicks that hug lightweight 18-inch wheels for maximum circuit grip.
The BT62 is being built on Australian ground at a facility in Adelaide. Supposedly, it will be limited to just 70 units, as a tribute to the 70 years since motorsport legend Sir Jack Brabham started racing.
Brabham Automotive announced that pricing would begin at £1 million (or roughly $A1.8 million). Also, the first 35 units will be liveried to reflect each of Sir Jack’s 35 world championship victories.
The first that is pictured here, is finished in the green and gold colours. Those were the colors worn by the BT19 that Brabham took to his team’s first win at the 1966 French Grand Prix on the Reims circuit.
The lucky few who purchase the BT62 will also be offered a driver development and experience program, which would allow them to access the Aussie-built hypercar’s full potential.
Deliveries are expected to start later this year.