BRABHAM Automotive’s first product, the BT62, has just had its first showing at a gala event in London and the pure-bred track car has success in the 24 Hours of Le Mans firmly in its sights.
Presented at Australia House and finished in green and gold in celebration of Sir Jack Brabham’s green and gold BT19 and his historic victory at the French Grand Prix at Reims in 1966, the BT62 is described as “a car for those who want to challenge themselves and their limitations to experience driving in its purest form.”
It has a mass of just 972kg and is powered by a Brabham naturally-aspirated 522kW/ 667Nm 5.4 litre V8.
“It’s with great pride that I honour and continue my father’s legacy in revealing the next chapter in the evolving Brabham story,” David Brabham said.
“The team we have in place, and the vision it shares, provides a solid platform for Brabham Automotive to execute its long-term business strategy.
“Our first step to deliver on that strategy is the Brabham BT62, a car truly worthy of carrying the iconic Brabham name.”
Crafted from lightweight carbon fibre, the BT62’s exterior surface and aggressive aerodynamic package combine to strike the optimal balance between function and form.
Those fortunate enough to buy one of the 70 Brabham BT62s to be built – for about $1.8m – will join the Brabham driver development program, “where their physical ability and determination will be raised to a place where the performance potential of both driver and vehicle can be fully exploited together as one.”
With a long-term plan in place and a phased product development program underway, the company’s goal is to see success on the world’s racing circuits, especially enduros such as Le Mans.
“The BT62 is a car that demands total engagement and commitment from its driver, delivering immense reward and satisfaction,” Brabham said.
Stoppers are are carbon/carbon sith 6 piston calipers front and rear and the cars will run on Michelin racing slick tyres, with Michelin as official tyre supplier and technical partner to Brabham Automotive.
The first 35 cars made will be liveried in tribute to each of Sir Jack’s Formula 1 Grand Prix victories.
First deliveries are expected later this year.