Unofficial teasers and spy images of the Brabham supercar have been doing the rounds for a while now and the car is just two weeks away from its official unveil. But Brabham decided to up the hype by teasing the car and giving us a glimpse of the technical specifications.
The teaser image shows the rear of a low-slung, race-inspired car. The BT62’s thin LED accent tail lights are reflected in its extreme carbon fibre rear wing, which points to the car’s performance potential. The BT62 boasts a power-to-weight ratio of 730ps per tonne, a dry weight of just 972kg and is powered by a Brabham naturally-aspirated 5.4-litre capacity V8 engine.
With its performance-optimised body and aggressive aerodynamic package, the Brabham BT62 delivers over 1200kg of downforce. Saving additional weight and with additive performance, the BT62’s brakes are carbon/carbon, a current Formula 1 technology that was first introduced to the sport by Brabham in 1976 featuring six pistons front and rear.
Celebrating seventy years since Sir Jack Brabham launched his racing career in Australia in 1948, production of the Brabham BT62 will be limited to just seventy cars. With a price of £1m plus local taxes, and before options, orders are being taken now, and first deliveries are expected later this year. Owners of the BT62 will join a Brabham driver development program which will enable them to fully exploit the performance of the vehicle on the track.