The high-performance model will be on display at the Michelin stand at Laguna Seca and the car will also make appearances at McCall’s Motorworks Revival and the Exotics on Cannery Row. To celebrate its debut in the United States, the car will be sport a special livery which pays tribute to Dan Gurney who was the first driver to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix in a Brabham race car.
As part of the tribute, the car has been designed to mimic the Brabham BT7 that Gurney drove to victory in the French Grand Prix of 1964. As a result, it will feature a green and gold exterior with “22” discs.
Besides announcing plans to show the BT62 in California, Brabham announced it has received the first order from a North American customer. The company didn’t say who purchased the car or what country they’re from, but the automaker confirmed the model was sold for $1.3 (£1 / €1.1) million.
That’s pretty steep, but the BT62 is a track-only supercar that features an aggressive design and a carbon fiber body. The lightweight construction enables the car to weigh 972 kg (2,142 lbs) and the aerodynamic components allow the model to develop more than 1,200 kg (2,645 lbs) of downforce.
Power is provided by a mid-mounted 5.4-liter V8 engine that produces 700 hp (522 kW / 710 PS) and 492 lb-ft (666 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed sequential transmission which is controlled by steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
Production will be limited to 70 units and it appears the company isn’t having problems finding buyers.