Brabham confirms road legal version of the BT62
Brabham has confirmed that there will be an option to spec a limited edition road-compliant version the the new BT62.
The Australian high-performance car maker originally built the BT62 to be a hardcore track racer, but many customers have expressed desire to use one on the public road, rather just on the track.
The road compliant conversion will take place in the United Kingdom and will cost a hefty £150,000 on top of the list price of the car. A similar process is being carried out by Brabham in Australia and the company will look to undertake this work in other countries should demand meet.
Each vehicle selected for conversion will be put through the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) Individual Vehicle Approval test which ensures that the car will meet and achieve all legal and regulatory standards.
In terms of vehicle completion, Dan Marks, Commercial Director of Brabham Automotive said:
“Customers have the flexibility of completing the Brabham Driver Development Programme before converting their BT62 or requesting that their BT62 be delivered as a road compliant version. Given these cars are limited editions, tailored to the needs of each owner, we are keen to provide this flexibility to our customers where we can.”
Other specifications are made during the process in order to make the car more comfortable on the road, this includes raising the ride height, increased steering lock range, adding air conditioning, installing door locks with immobilisers and a high-quality interior trim and upholstery.
Despite these modifications, the road legal BT62 will still retain the same race-hungry dynamics and the same meaty 5.4L V8 that produces 700 horsepower. The only difference will be a slight weight increase.
The first road-compliant BT62 is expected to be delivered in summer 2019.