Brabham has confirmed the official pricing and details of the new BT62 Competition spec, which will be used for the brand’s endurance racing debut at Brands Hatch, on November 9-10.
Offered alongside the Road Compliant Conversion and Ultimate Track Car, the BT62 Competition starts at £750,000 ($964,231/€868,737) in the UK, without tax, and is a stripped back variant prepped for racing.
It’s delivered without the Initial Spares Pack and passenger seat (although these can be ordered as separate options) and retains the lightweight carbon-chromoly safety cell with integrated roll cage. The advanced aerodynamics give it 1,200 kg (2,646 lbs) of downforce, while other features include the carbon-on-carbon brakes, motorsport ABS and traction control.
Wearing the Celebration bespoke wrap, which joins the Signature livery, the BT62 Competition can be had in left- or right-hand drive and also carries a pneumatic jacking system, center-locking wheels, race-ready gauge display and removable multi-function steering wheel. It packs a 5.4-liter, naturally aspirated V8 engine that produces 700 horsepower (710 PS / 522 kW) and 492 pound-feet (667 Nm) of torque – numbers that are identical in all versions of the hypercar, regardless if they’re road-legal or not.
The small automaker quoted Jason Plato, who put the BT62 to the test for the Fifth Gear TV show, saying: “This is driving in its absolute purest form, which is not surprising given the family heritage behind this amazing creation… it’s a very serious car, but it’s very user-friendly and confidence inspiring. It’s epic, actually.”