Brabham BT62: 5.4-liter V8-powered track-hypercar due next week

Brabham Automotive has released a new preview image of their next BT62 hypercar, which will be revealed next week.

The new image is the car and the badge follows another image that showed the rear, LED lights, and a huge carbonfibre rear wing in the darkness.

Brabham describes his model as a “low-slung, race-inspired car”. You will have a cost of 1 million pounds and be powered by a 5.4-liter V8 engine, with a power-to-weight of 720bhp per ton.

The new company, led by former Formula 1 racer and Le Mans winner David Brabham (and son of three times world champion Sir Jack) will reveal the BT62 in a yet-to-be-announced place in London next month. It has now published a teaser image of what it calls a “low-slung, race-inspired car”, showing a thin LED rear lights that illuminate a large carbonfibre rear spoiler.

Brabham says BT62, a track-focused hypercar, you will have a dry weight of 972kg and be able to produce more than 1200kg of downforce. For comparison, the McLaren of Senna GTR produces about 1000 kg of downforce.

Despite the fact that the BT62 has not been shown in public however, Brabham is already taking orders for the machine, with the first deliveries expected at the end of this year. The owners may be members of a track-focused driver development programme. After the car was launched on the 2nd of May, after a rigorous and extensive programme of engineering”, the public will be able to see on a ticket-only event during 4-5 May also will include a display of Brabham racing cars and memorabilia.

Footage (below) released last month, features a car at full speed of the blowing-up along a straight line of boxes, offers an idea of what the BT62.

A screen grab of the moment the car passes the camera (above) seems to show a Le Mans prototype-like silhouette, while the V8 revs the motor hard like a race car engine, with a tone not very different from that of the eight-cylinder unit used in the Formula 2.

The car is described by its creator as “one that has been built to set blistering lap times”, suggesting that it could be as focused as the McLaren of Senna.

“Without a doubt, faster, but much more than mere speed, the Brabham BT62 is decidedly focused on uncompromising performance, handling and driver involvement,” the company said. “Born of a unique and historical racing pedigree, Brabham Automotive’s first car has been designed and manufactured to require more from the driver, and the reward of the limited few who will rise to its challenge.”

The BT62 name resumes the interruption of the lineage of the racing cars produced by the original Brabham brand. Brabham has been synonymous with motor racing since its founder, Sir Jack Brabham, first took to the F1 grid in 1955.

David Brabham , said: “The Brabham philosophy has always seen the drivers to extract every ounce of performance out of their cars and themselves. That same spirit lives strong within Brabham’s Automotive today and your first project, BT62, honor the legacy of cars that have carried the iconic Brabham name.”

He launched the company in February, two years after the name was first registered at Companies House. He has always expressed his desire to return to his family’s name to motor sport; last year, she told the Coach that he wanted “to see the name back on track”, suggesting the launch of the company could lead to a motorsport programme in the future.

As revealed by Autocar last year, one of the runs of re-entry that follows the launch of a car brand would mirror the strategy employed by McLaren Automotive.

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A Brabham spokesman declined to comment on the return to competition, indicating that the company has been “continually came up in various projects” and that it “will reveal more about the [car] project and its intentions soon.”

Previous speculation linked to the new Brabham brand for the Force India F1 team, which, it is believed, could be taken by means of an ongoing legal case involving its owner, business tycoon Vijay Mallya. However, Force India is competing in this year’s season, chasing away any possibility of a takeover in the current year.

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