Sporting 700 brake horsepower and weighing 2,143 pounds dry, the Brabham BT62 is one hardcore track car.
After months of releasing teasers, the Brabham BT62 has been officially introduced and will be limited to just 70 units with a starting price around $1.4 million (£1 million plus taxes). The supercar was designed to celebrate 70 years of Brabham’s history, while also serving as a revival for the brand name. Helping achieve its astonishing power-to-weight ratio is a carbon fiber body and a 5.4-liter V8 engine, paired to a race-spec gearbox.
Just one look at the BT62 and you can tell it’s serious about aerodynamics. The company says it generates 2,646 lbs of downforce, while braking performance comes in the form of carbon brake rotors paired with six-piston calipers.
The lucky 70 owners will also receive access to a driver development program so they can learn how to pilot their new machine. The first 35 cars will feature liveries based on Brabham’s Formula 1 team’s 35 race wins.
“Created from a blank sheet of paper, our first car takes Brabham into an exciting new era, whilst honoring and upholding the marque’s glorious past,” said Paul Birch, Brabham Automotive’s director of technology and engineering. “Using contemporary materials, processes, and technologies, and following a rigorous two-year engineering and development program, the resulting BT62 is a car that demands total engagement and commitment from its driver, delivering immense reward and satisfaction.”
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