Brabham has confirmed that it’ll make the ballistic Brabham BT62 hypercar in Adelaide
Aussie car manufacturing isn’t dead after all, with British-based carmaker Brabham announcing that it will build its BT62 hypercar in Adelaide.
The BT62 is Brabham’s first car, and it’s designed to take on the likes of the Aston Martin Vulcan and McLaren P1 GTR. Brabham is led by David Brabham, who has won in LeMans and raced in F1 and is the son of racing legend, Sir Jack Brabham.
The hypercar is powered by a 5.4 litre naturally aspirated V8 that develops a staggering 522kW/667Nm which sends power to the rear wheels via a race-spec transmission. The Brabham BT62 is largely fashioned from carbon fibre, so it’s light, with a dry weight of 972kg means that the beast has a power to weight ratio of 532kW per tonne.
All that power is harnessed by an aero kit that generates up to 1200kg of downforce and speed is kept under control thanks to carbon-ceramic brakes that include six-piston front and rear calipers.
Inside, the interior is very minimalistic and that digital display provides info on everything you need to know about your track data.
The BT62 won’t be cheap, but at least it will be exclusive. Prices start at an eye-watering $1.8 million, with a total production run of just 70 cars, with the first 35 boasting liveries inspired by Sir Jack’s 35 Formula 1 Grand Prix wins.
The car’s price also includes a driver development program to teach owners how to maximize their car’s potential on the track.
David Brabham told motoring.com.au that the company has LeMan firmly in its sights, and that he and his team have drawn inspiration from his father’s racing success “my father had an incredible determination to succeed and, like him, I’ve worked tirelessly through this time, drawing on my experience as a racing driver, leader and mentor, never once losing sight of that goal. It’s been challenging at times, but what we have achieved is simply staggering. Today’s unveiling makes me feel incredibly proud as the Brabham legacy enters a new era.”