The long road to putting the Brabham BT62 in the hands of the customer has finally ended. The Australian racing team and the young supercar manufacturer are finally delivering their first cars to customers.
One of the first is a BT62 Competition model, essentially an optimized, race-ready version of the impressive super sports car. The BT62 competition comes closest to a real racing car and is the version that Brabham uses as the basis for any racing car that competes in the new Hypercar class of the World Endurance Championship if Brabham finally enters series production.
The customer who will receive this green and gold BT62 competition is the British Horsepower Racing Team, which would like to take part in the British Endurance Championship later this year.
Other versions of the BT62 are the track-oriented BT62 Ultimate Track Car and the road-compatible BT62 Road. Brabham is also building these versions and will deliver them to customers in Europe and Asia Pacific in the coming months.
Brabham will only build 70 copies of the BT62, each at a price of $ 1.3 million, at its Adelaide, Australia facility. The company will then launch new models that may include a more profitable car.
The BT62 weighs just 2,142 pounds (according to the BT62 Ultimate Track Car specification), but generates 700 horsepower and 492 pound-feet of torque from an atmospheric 5.4-liter V-8. The BT62 also uses components from some of the best motorsport parts, including adjustable push-pull Ohlins coil springs, Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, Michelin racing slip, and an adjustable traction control system. An aggressive aero package also offers £ 2,645 downforce, which should help make the car a real beast on the track.