Brabham’s BT62 track car will celebrate its dynamic debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed next week.
Rather than bringing the green and gold example it unveiled in May to the UK’s biggest motoring event, Brabham will show off a BT62 in a new red and blue livery. This paint scheme will pay homage to the Brabham BT46B which Niki Lauda drove to victory at the Swedish Grand Prix on June 17, 1978.
Throughout the weekend, the company’s managing director David Brabham will be behind the wheel. When the track car isn’t roaring up Lord March’s famous driveway, it will be displayed at the Michelin Supercar Paddock.
“The Goodwood Festival of Speed is without equal in celebrating all things automotive, and the opportunity to drive the legendary hillclimb route is amazing,” Brabham said.
“Giving the BT62 its dynamic public debut and returning the Brabham name, with all of its historical significance and racing pedigree, to Goodwood will be an experience I’ll never forget. My father attended the festival himself many times, and it’s great to continue the tradition of a Brabham driving a Brabham up the hill.”
The BT62 is the first production vehicle from Brabham Automotive and aims to offer an unrivalled driving experience. Power for the vehicle is provided by a 5.4-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine delivering 700 hp and 492 lb-ft of torque. Despite its size, the track-only BT62 weighs just 2143 lbs (972 kg) dry and can generate a maximum 2646 lbs (1200 kg) of downforce.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018 will run from July 12-15.