The Brabham BT62 is the first track-only supercar of its kind from Australia, and since its launch earlier this year, has been doing the rounds at various press events and tested to its limits.
A few months ago, the car manufacturer took a stunning prototype to Portugal’s famous Portimao circuit for some high-speed testing.
Filmed in “full attack mode” at the circuit, it’s immediately obvious that the BT62 is a serious bit of kit. It may come from a relatively new company, but it laps the circuit with poise and looks right at home being driven to the edge of its abilities.
Brabham may be new to the competitive market of track-only supercars, however the BT62 appears to be a valiant first attempt.
For starters, it is powered by a mid-mounted, naturally-aspirated 5.4-liter V8 delivering 700 hp and 492 lb-ft (666 Nm) of torque mated to a motorsport-inspired six-speed sequential transmission with paddle shifters.
It’s not just the powertrain that makes the BT62 an appealing package. Thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber in its construction, the car weighs just 972 kg (2142) lbs). What’s more, it is outfitted with a plethora of aerodynamic components that combine to produce more than 1200 kg (2645 lbs) of downforce – so, in theory, the BT62 could drive upside down in a tunnel.
Brabham only intends on building 70 units of the BT62. Prices for the vehicle vary depending on the market and the options which customers select. The first example to find a home in North America, for example, sold for $1.3 million.