Here Is Your Chance To Drive A Brabham BT62 On The Road
Near the beginning of 2018, we saw the Brabham name, usually synonymous with Motorsport make a comeback with the BT62. The car was a track destroying beast with crazy aero lines and 700 horsepower producing V8. However, customers are now concerned that after paying over 1 million pounds on a track car, they can’t drive to the shop for a pint of milk. In fact, the BT62 was never designed to work on the road as it’s not road legal. To please these hard done by customers, Brabham have announced that for an extra smidge of £150,000 Brabham will modify your track car to make it road legal.
Not only will Brabham do the minimum and go through the DVSA and IVA requirements and test their cars themselves, they will also add little creature comforts such as a front and rear axle lift system, increased steering lock and air conditioning. Furthermore, you won’t have to worry about losing your car as the car will feature door locking and immobilisers.
In addition to the new, David Brabham said, “We designed the BT62 to be an unrestricted, thoroughbred track car and our extensive test program has revealed it to be all of those things. This isn’t a car designed for the road. With that said, it’s clear some customers are keen to have a road compliant option with their BT62, particularly to drive to and from the track. My father Jack was always customer focused, and we will continue with that ethos”
The modifications to all European market cars are to be done in the UK. Don’t worry Australian millionaires, there will also be a process to make the cars legal for Australian roads.
Road legal Brabhams could appear in your local car collection as early as this summer and the company is set to give more information about their future at Autosport International in Birmingham.