The Brabham BT62 Evolves, Turns Into GT2-Spec BT63 Racer
Finally, Brabham is taking the BT62 racing for real
When David Brabham revived the name for a car company and released the no-limits BT62 circuit-ready supercar, many were awed, then subsequently kinda hopped off the hype train because it's one of those track toys that don't get to race anywhere else. So some were made road-legal and we took notice. But how about this time?
The BT63 is slated to enter the Stephane Ratel-run GT2 European series come 2022, but Brabham has put out these photos for the rest of us to drool over.
Admittedly, it's down on power compared to the regular BT62, but the SRO-mandated 600hp is still a lot and is the same number that the road-legal BT62R puts out. It's also heavier (by 325kg compared to the 975kg original), but again, it's to let it play by the same rules that Audi, Porsche, KTM and Lamborghini fall into.
For £340,000 prospective runners also get a full support package from Brabham themselves if they want to mount a full season-length campaign next year. But the BT63 GT2 will get to run in anger as early as October in Paul Ricard, on an invitational entry from Ratel himself (the driver lineup is still unknown, though).
“The BT63 GT2 will be a great addition to the SRO GT2 category," he says, "and will contribute to the continued growth and success of the series.”
David Brabham is equally excited: "Following on from the success of our customer racing program in the UK with the competition-spec BT62 in GT Cup," he and the team seems pretty stoked to race the car. We just might be in the same boat.
Additional reporting from SportsCar365