Brabham has finally completed its assemble of the first BT62 Competition model, with the Australian race team and nascent supercar manufacturer finally starting deliveries of its first customer cars.
It will be shipped to the United Kingdom where it will compete in the 2020 Britcar Endurance Championship. The BT62 Competition is the one closest to an actual race car, and it’s the version Brabham will use as the basis of any race car entered in the World Endurance Championship’s new Hypercar class, should Brabham end up entering the series.
The BT62 weighs just 2,142 pounds (in BT62 Ultimate Track Car specification) yet generates 700 horsepower and 492 pound-feet of torque from a naturally aspirated 5.4-liter V-8. The BT62 also employs componentry from some of motorsport’s finest, including pushrod-actuated adjustable Ohlins dampers with coilover springs, Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, Michelin racing slicks, and an adjustable traction control system. An aggressive aerodynamics package also delivers 2,645 pounds of downforce, which should help make the car a real beast on the track.
Brabham will build just 70 examples of the BT62 at its plant in Adelaide, Australia, each priced from $1.3 million. The company will then introduce new models, including potentially a more attainable car.