Brabham BT62 Revealed As A Track-Only Supercar With 700 HP

Following a lengthy teaser campaign, Brabham Automotive has finally unveiled the new BT62.

Designed specifically as a track-only supercar, the BT62 is undeniably aggressive as it has a carbon fiber body with front fender vents and aerodynamic side skirts. The car has also been equipped with a massive front splitter, a large rear wing and a center-mounted dual exhaust system. The BT62 rides on center-locking 18-inch wheels which are shod in bespoke Michelin racing tires.

The aggressive styling isn’t just for looks as Brabham says the model should produce more than 1,200 kg (2,645 lbs) of downforce. The extensive use of carbon fiber and carbon Kevlar also means the model weighs just 972 kg (2,142 lbs) dry.

The track-focused design is evident in the cabin as drivers sit in FIA-spec carbon fiber racing seats with six-point harnesses. In front of them, is a removable carbon fiber steering wheel, adjustable pedals and a 12-inch digital instrument cluster.

A closer inspection reveals exposed carbon fiber doors, a roll cage and Alcantara upholstery. The model also has a fire extinguisher and a dedicated control panel with large buttons for features such as the headlights, windshield wipers and turn signals.

Power is provided by a mid-mounted 5.4-liter V8 engine which is naturally-aspirated. The Brabham-made engine produces 700 hp (522 kW / 710 PS) and 492 lb-ft (666 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed sequential racing transmission but there’s no word on how fast the car is.

Given its track-focused setup, it comes as little surprise the BT62 has a double-wishbone suspension with adjustable anti-roll bars and four-way adjustable Ohlins dampers. Engineers also installed a high-performance carbon ceramic Brembo braking system with six piston calipers.

Production will be limited to 70 units and the car costs £1 ($1.3) million before taxes. The first 35 units will feature a livery designed to celebrate Brabham’s 35 wins in Formula One. The remaining 35 units will apparently be more customizable.

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  • Bob

    I think this would work handsomely in production guise. Do it Brabham.

    • Doubt it, regulations makes it hard for them to get homologate.

      That said, there is no restrictions on third party modification.

  • Denzel

    First glance screamed Koenigsegg but it’s a nice design

    • LWOAP

      Same here.

    • Yes! The front doesn’t look original to me. But the rest is okay.

  • Vanishing Boy

    Ugh, another track-only special. Yawn.

    This was the best chance for Brabham to build a ultra-limited road car like SCG! And they blew it.

    I hope Lanzante (P1 LM), RML Group (Vulcan), Edo Competition (FXX & MC12 Corsa) and others do a awesome road-spec version of this missed opportunity.

    • Blame the regulations for it, and wow you do list all the company that perform road legal conversion are you?

    • RDS Alphard

      Because it’s much cheaper to build track-only special than make road car where you have to dealt with bunch of stupid regulations.

      • Mark Hawthorne

        Like not killing pedestrians, or the driver and passenger or the whole world through tailpipe emissions you mean? Those kind of “stupid regulations”?

  • Can”t wait to see it get driven on track.

  • donald seymour

    Looks like a Ford GT and a Koensegg made forbidden love and this is their unwanted offspring who has to prove himself.

  • Mark Hawthorne

    Huge yawn for me. This isnt hard. Building it for the road or for less than $250,000, thats a proper challenge. Any motorsport designer and chassis builder can do this if you pay them.

    • That’s what the criticism said, you merely paying for the name and the badges. I would be pissed if they don’t make it properly tho.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    It’s…okay I guess?

    I guess looks are the least of its worries.

  • Vassilis

    Nice.

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