Brabham’s BT62 Premieres In London With Brutal Looks And Performance

The Brabham name has returned to the automotive realm with the all-new BT62, a track-only hypercar similar in purpose to the McLaren Senna GTR.

Recently unveiled in London, the Brabham BT62 will be built in Australia and Carfection recently had the opportunity to check it out in person. Somehow, it actually looks even better on video that it does in the official press pictures.

Powering the BT62 is a mid-mounted 5.4-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine which Brabham has sourced from another manufacturer. The company is remaining tight-lipped about the engine’s past life but says that it has overhauled it to the point where it delivers 700 hp and 492 lb-ft of torque without the use of forced induction.

Brabham has yet to announce performance times for the hypercar but it has huge levels of downforce and a trick suspension setup to complement the powertrain. In fact, the selection of bold aerodynamic parts, including a huge carbon fiber rear wing, create in excess of 1200 kg (2645 lbs) of downforce. Suspension wise, the BT62 has double-wishbones with four-way adjustable Ohlins dampers and adjustable anti-roll bars. A carbon ceramic Brembo braking system with six-piston calipers has also been fitted.

Just 70 units of the BT62 will be produced with each starting at £1 million ($1.3 million).

 

  • FactChecker90803

    Lets see, how many manufacturers produce a normally aspirated twin cam 5.4 Liter V8 ??? Please people take a gues.

    • donald seymour

      The only thing that I came up with is a Triton engine by Ford. And that’s a truck engine, which isn’t that far off seeing as though Koensegg started with a Ford truck engine.

      • FactChecker90803

        There is a 5.4-liter version of the 5.2-liter Shelby GT350’s Voodoo 5.2-liter block from Mast Motorsports, out of Nacogdoches, Texas..That 5.4-liter VooDoo, its reportedly putting out some SERIOUS Dark Magic, over 700+ Witch Doctors

        The MAST 5.4-liter is hand-built and filled with top-notch hardware including a Callies stroker crankshaft, Callies rods, and Mahle forged pistons.

        • SteersUright

          I wonder what that engine retails for??

          • FactChecker90803

            Ford only provided MAST a limited number of VooDoo engines, this is to keep the exclusivity of the engine, but one can get a 580 HP Ford Performance Crate Engine N/A Aluminator XS 12.0:1 Compression 5.2L 4V DOHC for $18,500 USD or FORD PERFORMANCE M-6007-SCJ14, 700+HP V8 for OMG $33, 134 USD.

          • SteersUright

            Wow, that aluminator seems like one heck of a bargain. Thing is I LOVE the sounds of the flat-plane crank engines.

    • Just to add information here, Brabham has been interviewed and he acknowledge that the engine was OEM, but they modified so much that they said it’s bespoke.

      Feel free for anyone who can identify the engine.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8ba80c51762fa0f31625742dad8025f503dfa9434b9d2bbef3e84608f48bbcb0.jpg

  • LIZ THE SHIZ

    Ford Mustang coyote V8

  • That one was an enigma, ideas by Korean businessman but Canadian citizen. He commissioned Multimatic and showing that around the world in 2012, but I believe there are no order and the car remained one off. The website is still there but no longer updated.

  • If only there is crazy rich people that can lend us This, FXX K, Valkyrie AMR Pro and Senna GTR. That would be amazing ultimate track day toy test.

  • donald seymour

    Thanks for broadening my horizon.

  • SteersUright

    Rather stunning.

  • SteersUright

    Appreciate the link too, good read.

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