The Brabham BT62R is a 700hp road-racer
Brabham say that this is "tuned for the road but is completely at home on the track"
Forget Ferraris and Lamborghinis and McLarens. There's a new Autralian kid on the block called 'Brabham' who have revealed a 700hp road-legal supercar which is "or the road but completely at home on the track". Noice.
The BT62R is basically a road-legal race car. The main highlight is the FIA-complaint chassis that can be found on track-only Brabhams. The BT62R has also got a revised front splitter and rear diffuser, a new top-mounted air intake and mad-looking rear wing.
Powered by a 5.4-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox, the BT62R has 700hp and 492lb ft of torque on offer.
Inside you will find a new digital control panel, heat and sound insulation, Alcantara-trimmed roof and bespoke internal storage compartments and a new climate control system. You can choose carbon fibre seats finsihed in leather or Alcantara.
Sitting on Goodyear's Eagle F1 SuperSport tyres, the BT62R has carbon ceramic brakes and an inbuilt vehicle lift kit which allows the car's ground clearance to be set at 70mm, 90mm, 110mm or 130mm.
This car will be available in two editions: Signature and Celebration series.
The Celebration series BT62R is the one that catches the eye as it will feature one of 35 racing liveries which celebrate the brand's 35 wins in Formula 1. The 'Celebration' car will also feature 18 carat gold logos and badges and have a 'track-pack' which will have rear wing, front splitter and rear diffuser from the track-oriented Brabhams. Lovely.
The Australian company claim that the BT62R “maintains the incredible dynamics of a race car - acceleration, deceleration and lateral variation - and combines them with the manners and comfort of a road car.”
Brabham will start delivering the BT62R to "customers in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere."