Brabham BT62: 700bhp track-only hypercar revealed

Brabham BT62 Track Supercar OFFICIALLY revealed

Moreover, the BT62 supercar will use Michelin racing slick tyres, as it also happens to be the official tyre supplier and technical partner to Brabham Automotive. Their first step to deliver on that strategy is the Brabham BT62, a vehicle truly worthy of carrying the iconic Brabham name, he further added.

Brabham Automotive has given a nod to Jack Brabham's original green and gold BT19. Retaining the "BT" nomenclature of the past, the BT62 is a track-only, rear-wheel-drive, two-seat supercar that's powered by a 5.4-litre, naturally aspirated, quad-cam V8 that can produce up to 700bhp.

The car's 972kg kerbweight results in a 730bhp-per-tonne power-to-weight ratio.

Brabham - one of the most famed names in Grand Prix racing - is being revived on a £1 million pound track auto.

Heralding the start of a new chapter for the iconic motorsports marque, the BT62 has been specifically designed, developed and tested from the ground up with unique engineering details, and crafted from lightweight carbon fiber so that the BT62's exterior surface and aggressive aerodynamic package combine to strike the optimal balance between function and form, the news release says.

Production will be limited to just 70 units, with the first 35 units featuring liveries inspired by Brabham's race-winning F1 machinery.

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That's where the vehicle will manufactured, with the factory operating out of Adelaide and early testing having been completed at Phillip Island.

The model will also head up Brabham's plans to return to Le Mans following the demise of the short-lived, crowd-funded Project Brabham set-up that aimed to compete in the LMP2 class before graduating to LMP1 and then F1.

'I set out 12 years ago to re-establish the iconic Brabham name, determined to see it return to global competition, ' said David at the launch. The 24 Hours of Le Mans race is the company's ultimate goal.

But it's different with Brabham Automotive and their brand new BT62 supercar, and that's because the Brabham name means something for automotive enthusiasts.

Staying true to its roots, then, the BT62 is being manufactured in a 15,000sq.m facility in Adelaide, with first deliveries expected later this year.

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