Brabham is known for their amazing racing history for the last 70 years. The Brabham BT62 opens a new chapter for the brand with a track-only supercar with no restrictions.
Brabham Racing was famous for its achievements in the late 1900’s but over the last few years it has been a little quiet around the British race car manufacturer. But now they’ve come back into the spotlight with this twin-tubro V8 track-only supercar called the Brabham BT62.
The BT62 is built with no compromise in mind. Since it doesn’t have to pass road regulations, it’s able to have extensive aerodynamic features. Most prominently is that big wing at the back with these Lamborghini-style rear lights underneath it. Oh yeah and you can’t really miss the big diffusor sitting under the car right?
The front is like most mid-engine supercars. It’s short and wears a big chin splitter while the front hood is heavily ventilated to cool the brakes and other fluids running through the system. The whole entire body is made out of carbon fiber to keep the weight as low as possible.
The car just screams race car from every corner you look at it and all that results in a maximum downforce of 1.200 kg’s.
Race car drivetrain
Power comes from a 5.4L twin-turbo V8 producing 700 hp and 667 Nm’s going to the rear wheels only using a race-spec six-speed sequential gearbox. This propels the car to 100 in 3 seconds flat up to a top speed of 320 km/h. The BT62 sits on a completely bespoke chassis in the pursuit to keep the car light. And that makes it tip the scale in at only 970 kg’s. An impressive feat for a car this size.
However a lot of power and a light car with big downforce is nothing without a good suspension setup. The BT62 uses a double wishbone, push rod setup with four-way adjustable Öhlins dampers on all four corners. And last but not least: 6 piston Brembo brakes provides that the car stops faster than it accelerates.
Brabham is only building 70 units of the BT62 priced at 1 million£ excluding taxes. There is no word if they’re planning to do track days like Ferrari, McLaren and Aston Martin do. But if you see it on track one day, you can be sure it’s going to slay everything on the track.