BRABHAM BT62 HYPERCAR DE­BUTS

Autosport (UK) - - INSIGHT | GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED PREVIEW -

Brain­child of David Brabham, the only one of three-time For­mula 1 world cham­pion Sir Jack’s three sons to race at the sport’s pin­na­cle, the epony­mous track-only BT62 hypercar re­turns the hal­lowed name to the mar­ket­place it dom­i­nated with Ron Tau­ranac-de­signed rac­ing cars in the 1960s. Mo­ti­vated by a 5.4-litre nor­mally as­pi­rated V8 en­gine de­vel­op­ing 700bhp, and weigh­ing in at a sub-ford GT40 972kg, Brabham Au­to­mo­tive’s £1mil­lion rear-wheel-drive ma­chine sits firmly in Mclaren Senna ter­ri­tory. Built in Ade­laide, South Aus­tralia, pro­duc­tion will be lim­ited to 70 ex­am­ples. The first 35 will be liv­er­ied to cel­e­brate one each of the GP vic­to­ries achieved by Brabham cars from 1964-85. Own­ers will be in­ducted into a driver-de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme de­vised by renowned coach David Brabham, aimed at en­abling them to ex­pe­ri­ence the max­i­mum en­joy­ment from their in­vest­ments.

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