Published: Fri, May 04, 2018
IT | By Emmett Cole

Brabham Automotive Brings Out Its 700 Horsepower BT62 Hypercar

Brabham Automotive Brings Out Its 700 Horsepower BT62 Hypercar

Torque is quoted at 667Nm, and while Brabham is not yet revealing performance figures for the vehicle, they are expected to compare with rival hypercard from the likes of McLaren.

After some fits and starts, the Brabham name is back in business as a race auto manufacturer with the debut of the awesome little BT62.

The auto itself continues the "BT" nomenclature started back in 1960, and the model was revealed in the green and gold livery of the BT19 that Jack Brabham won the Formula One world championship.

Brabham - one of the most famed names in Grand Prix racing - is being revived on a £1 million pound track vehicle.

The Brabham BT62, set to cost about $1.8 million, made its global debut at Australia House in London last night, where historic racing cars and memorabilia were showcased.

A limited production run of the Brabham BT62 will consist of just 70 cars in all, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Brabham name in racing. With a 972 kg weight rating and 492 lb-ft of torque, it is expected to achieve a power-to-weight ratio of 720 bhp per tonne.

Heralding the start of a new chapter for the iconic motorsports marque, the BT62 has been specifically designed, developed and tested from the ground up with unique engineering details, and crafted from lightweight carbon fiber so that the BT62's exterior surface and aggressive aerodynamic package combine to strike the optimal balance between function and form, the news release says.

When Brabham retired from racing in 1970, he also sold his shares in his company to his partner Tauranac, who sold it a year later.

The track-only supercar, which will be manufactured at a factory in Adelaide, is more than two years in the making.

When asked if they could be a road-going version and a Le Mans racer, Brabham replied with, "Yeah, that might be a good assumption".

The track-only hypercar bears the name of former Formula 1 racer and Le Mans 24 Hours victor David Brabham.

The BT62 name is derived from previous Brabham designs.

Hot on the heels of introducing its very first model, the track-only BT62, Brabham Automotive is already eager to talk about what the future has in tow for the newly founded company. The vehicle itself will be manufactured at a 15,000 square meter facility in Adelaide, Australia.

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