New details along with a teaser image on the upcoming Brabham BT62 were released today.
With a dry weight of just 972kg (2,143lbs) and a naturally aspirated 5.4-liter V8 engine, the BT62 boasts a power-to-weight ratio of 730PS (720hp / 537kW).
Its performance numbers, which have yet to be detailed, are said to help it set “blistering lap times”, as the BT62 was “designed and engineered to demand more from the driver and reward the limited few who will rise to its challenge”.
Thanks to some clever aerodynamic, the “race-inspired car”, as Brabham refers to it, can deliver in excess of 1,200kg (2,646lbs) of downforce. Stopping power is provided by the carbon/carbon brakes, an F1-derived technology, with six-piston calipers on all four corners.
Is It Mid-Engined?
The latest teaser image is also the most revealing. The Brabham BT62 carries a massive carbon fiber-made wing at the rear, an aggressively styled bumper and T-shaped LED taillights that flank the ‘Brabham’ lettering.
Given the honeycomb pattern that’s visible under the lighting units, we could be looking at a mid-engine layout, but the car marque, with a long tradition in motorsport, doesn’t say anything about it.
Still, with two weeks left until its global unveiling that’s scheduled for May 2, we won’t have to wait that long for the mystery to unravel.