Buyers can now get a conversion kit to make limited-run track machine road legal
James Attwood, digital editor
7 January 2019

Brabham Automotive will offer a conversion process for its limited-run BT62 track car that will make it road legal in the UK.

The lightweight £1 million hypercar has been developed as an unrestricted track machine, powered by a 5.4-litre naturally aspirated V8 quad-cam engine that produces 492lb ft – giving the 972kg vehicle a power-to-weight ratio of 720bhp per tonne.

But the Australian-based firm says it will offer a Road Compliance Conversion option to buyers in the European market. Costing £150,000, the work will be undertaken by Brabham Automotive ahead of the car’s registration. 

The conversion will include spec changes to make the vehicle more usable on the road, with a front and rear axle lift kit to raise the ride height, increased steering lock range, the addition of air conditioning, door locks and immobilisers, and additional interior upholstery.

Cars that undergo the conversion will be put through the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) test. 

The changes will result in a slight increase in the car’s base weight, which the firm says won’t affect the 700bhp power output.

Company boss David Brabham said: “This isn’t a car designed for the road. With that said, it’s clear some customers are keen to have a road-compliant option with their BT62, particularly to drive to and from the track.”

The left-hand-drive-only BT62 will be sold in a limited run of 70 models. First deliveries of the model are due this year, and cars fitted with the conversion option will arrive in the summer.

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7 January 2019

 Not so sure this Car will do well, bit like a Dragons Den deal, start with 70, see how we go, the conversation is a bit of youch!!! My Wallet considering there isn’t much Car in the first place,and from what you say it need to be Road legal doesn’t sound a lot to justify the conversion......

Peter Cavellini.

8 January 2019
Peter Cavellini wrote:

 Not so sure this Car will do well, bit like a Dragons Den deal, start with 70, see how we go, the conversation is a bit of youch!!! My Wallet considering there isn’t much Car in the first place,and from what you say it need to be Road legal doesn’t sound a lot to justify the conversion......

damn spell check that I never check, ho him, you might have guessed it’s conversion not...?

Peter Cavellini.

7 January 2019

 You could have new Huracan for just £15K more?, just as much fun, no conversion for the Road, all the tech you’ll need,and on Public Roads?....maybe more fun too..?

Peter Cavellini.

8 January 2019
Peter Cavellini wrote:

 You could have new Huracan for just £15K more?, just as much fun, no conversion for the Road, all the tech you’ll need,and on Public Roads?....maybe more fun too..?

I don't think people who want to convert their 1 of 70 £1,000,000 hypercar to be road legal are looking to save a bit of cash by buying something made by VW!

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