TRACK AS­SAS­SIN

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Rac­ing moniker, Brab­ham knows some­thing about rac­ing. In fact, it has been in­volved in the art of go­ing around cir­cles at break­neck speeds for the bet­ter part of seven decades. So, when Brab­ham Au­to­mo­tive un­veils its first car, per­for­mance en­thu­si­asts ev­ery­where are likely to sit up and take no­tice. The BT62 — so named for the ini­tials of founders Jack Brab­ham and Ron Tau­ranac — hon­ours the ‘le­gacy of the brand’s most mem­o­rable cars’. And it does so in spec­tac­u­lar fash­ion. Crafted as a ded­i­cated track at­tacker, the BT62 tips the scales at just 972 kg and boasts a power-to-weight ra­tio of nearly 540 kW per tonne. To put that into per­spec­tive, the mighty Bu­gatti Ch­i­ron pro­duces only about 20 kilo­watts per tonne more than the BT62, which is pow­ered by a brawny 5.4-litre V8. In our books, that is mighty im­pres­sive.

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