AUS­TRALIAN MOTORSPORT ROY­ALTY LAUNCHES OWN SU­PER­CAR

Unique Cars - - NEWS -

BRABHAM, Aus­tralia's most fa­mous motorsport name, has an­nounced a re­turn to man­u­fac­tur­ing with the global launch of the stun­ning BT62 su­per­car.

The Brabham BT62 con­tin­ues the leg­endary ‘BT' nam­ing con­ven­tion es­tab­lished by founders Jack Brabham (pic­tured op­po­sitepage) and Ron Tau­ranac in the 1960s and hon­ours the legacy of the mar­que's great­est and most mem­o­rable cars.

Lim­ited to just 70 cars, the BT62 cel­e­brates the launch of Sir Jack Brabham's rac­ing ca­reer in Aus­tralia in 1948 and the birth of Brabham Au­to­mo­tive in 2018.

The first 35 cars will be spe­cially liv­er­ied in trib­ute to each of Brabham's 35 For­mula 1 Grand Prix vic­to­ries.

The Brabham su­per­car is bred for the track and boasts a dry weight of just 972kg and is pow­ered by a Brabham nat­u­rally-as­pi­rated 522kW, 5.4 litre, V8 en­gine.

Herald­ing an ex­cit­ing new chap­ter for the iconic mar­que, the BT62 has been de­vel­oped and tested to re­ward the driver like no other su­per­car. De­signed from the ground-up and fea­tur­ing a host of unique engi­neer­ing de­tails, the vi­sion is to cre­ate a car with­out equal. Hewn from car­bon fi­bre, the BT62's ex­te­rior sur­face and un­com­pro­mis­ing aero­dy­namic pack­age com­bine to strike the most ad­van­ta­geous bal­ance be­tween func­tion and form.

Led by mul­ti­ple Le Mans win­ner, David Brabham, Brabham Au­to­mo­tive has been es­tab­lished as a man­u­fac­turer of high per­for­mance ve­hi­cles which chal­lenges and re­wards the driver in equal mea­sures.

With a long-term plan in place and a phased prod­uct-devel­op­ment pro­gramme al­ready un­der­way, the com­pany's ul­ti­mate goal is to see the iconic Brabham name re­turn once again to com­pete on the race track, with the 24 Hours of Le Mans firmly in its sights.

Cel­e­brat­ing the com­pany's proud An­glo-Aus­tralian roots, the launch was held at Aus­tralia House in Lon­don, with a back­drop of a gag­gle of his­toric Brabham rac­ing cars and mem­o­ra­bilia, all evok­ing mem­o­ries and chart­ing Brabham's re­mark­able suc­cesses.

Speak­ing at the un­veil­ing, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, David Brabham said, “It's with great pride that I hon­our and con­tinue my fa­ther's legacy

“A DRY WEIGHT OF JUST 972KG POW­ERED BY A 522KW, 5.4 LITRE, V8 EN­GINE"

in re­veal­ing the next chap­ter in the evolv­ing Brabham story. The team we have in place, and the vi­sion it shares, pro­vides a solid plat­form for Brabham Au­to­mo­tive to ex­e­cute its long-term busi­ness strateg y. Our first step to de­liver on that strateg y is the Brabham BT62, a car truly wor­thy of car­ry­ing the iconic Brabham name.”

The Brabham BT62 has been de­signed and en­gi­neered to de­mand more from its driver. It’s a car for those who want to chal­lenge them­selves and their lim­i­ta­tions to ex­pe­ri­ence driv­ing in its purest form.

Those lucky enough to ac­quire a BT62 will join the Brabham driver devel­op­ment pro­gramme, where their phys­i­cal abil­ity and de­ter­mi­na­tion will be raised to a level where the per­for­mance po­ten­tial of both driver and ve­hi­cle can be fully ex­ploited to­gether.

With a base price of £1m plus lo­cal taxes, (AUD$1.8m) the Brabham BT62 was liv­er­ied in cel­e­bra­tion of Jack Brabham’s green and gold BT19 and his his­toric vic­tor y at the 1966 French For­mula 1 Grand Prix at Reims. This was the year he made his­tory in be­com­ing the first and only driver to win a World Cham­pi­onship in a car of his own con­struc­tion. First de­liv­er­ies of the Brabham BT62 are ex­pected later this year.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.