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Third variant of Brabham's BT62 revealed, joining race-spec Ultimate Track and Competition versions
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3 September 2020

Brabham Automotive has revealed a road-legal version of its BT62 hypercar, called the BT62R, and the first examples will be delivered to customers in the next few weeks.

As the third BT62 variant announced by the brand, after the £1 million Ultimate Track and £750,000 Competition versions, the £1.25m BT62R shares much of its chassis and aerodynamic hardware with those other models. Although Brabham says it's tuned for the road, the firm also says the BT62R is equally "at home on the track".

Just 70 BT62 cars will be built, encompassing all three variants. Brabham expects the GT62R to account for between 30% and 50% of these models. 

During the launch of the road-going variant, Brabham also announced plans for further expansion, confirming it will reveal more about another new model, described as a “fully homolated road car”, in the next few months.

The BT62R retains the 5.4-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine used in the other two variants, but with revised engine mapping for use on the road. It develops 700bhp and 492lb ft of torque, which is delivered through a six-speed sequential gearbox.

The car sports the same carbonfibre body as the track variants but with a few crucial changes to aid better on-road vehicle dynamics. The model features a revised front splitter and rear diffuser, a new top-mounted air intake and a redesigned and road-compliant single-plane rear wing.

Brabham said the result is a car that “maintains the incredible dynamics of a race car - acceleration, deceleration and lateral variation - and combines them with the manners and comfort of a road car.”

Two different versions of the road car are offered, dubbed Signature and Celebration Series. The Celebration version is distinguished by one of 35 racing liveries marking Brabham’s 35 wins in Formula 1 and gold badging.

Inside, the BT62R is significantly more luxurious than the stripped-back Ultimate Track and Competition variants. Brabham claims a “special emphasis was placed on everyday drivability” during the car’s development. Customers can choose from either leather- or Alcantara-finished carbonfibre seats, with contrast stitching. Brabham has also added a new climate control system and digital control panel, including a digital rear camera.

Brabham Automotive boss Dan Marks said: “Launching the BT62R is a great achievement for the team at Brabham Automotive. All the requisite design and engineering to turn the track BT62 into the road-going BT62R has been done in-house by our team of engineers, which is a great testimony to their endeavour and expertise.”

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3 September 2020

 This is refreshing, an honest unpretentious,says what it does on the Tin Hypercar, of course we don't have the definitive, how it drives on the road , we have to take Brahbams word for that for now, the price? I'd say five or six hundred thousand pounds.

3 September 2020

Its £1.25M !

Way, way overpriced for what it is.  No wonder they have hardly sold any.

3 September 2020
Ayjay wrote:

Its £1.25M !

Way, way overpriced for what it is.  No wonder they have hardly sold any.

Have you read about Gordon Murray's racer?, £3.1 million, before Tax!

3 September 2020

and only a third the price of that Murray effort

3 September 2020
xxxx wrote:

and only a third the price of that Murray effort

 

About 1/4 as interesting though, so the T.50 wins the value argument.

3 September 2020
scrap wrote:

xxxx wrote:

and only a third the price of that Murray effort

About 1/4 as interesting though, so the T.50 wins the value argument.

That is a matter of opinion not fact.   T.50 however will win on nr of cylinders whilst playing Top Trumps, that was a fact

3 September 2020
xxxx wrote:

scrap wrote:

xxxx wrote:

and only a third the price of that Murray effort

About 1/4 as interesting though, so the T.50 wins the value argument.

That is a matter of opinion not fact.   T.50 however will win on nr of cylinders whilst playing Top Trumps, that was a fact

 

Yes well done, it's an opinion. Thanks for your statement of the bleeding obvious.

3 September 2020
xxxx wrote:

scrap wrote:

xxxx wrote:

and only a third the price of that Murray effort

About 1/4 as interesting though, so the T.50 wins the value argument.

That is a matter of opinion not fact.   T.50 however will win on nr of cylinders whilst playing Top Trumps, that was a fact

 

Yes well done, it's an opinion. Thanks for your statement of the bleeding obvious.

3 September 2020

I like the look of this, and as Ferraris are 'garage ornaments' nowadays, the Brabham also has 'F40 engagement' promise!

 

/folsom

3 September 2020
Looks teriffic and I'm sure it'll deliver.
BT62R Presumably Brabham add 'R' to denote 'Road' car?
BT denotes Brabham Track (not British Telecom of course),
What does 62 denote?
I believe Audi add RS to mean
Rennsport (Racing Sport)
And Ford Rally Sport (Racing Sport)
Jag XK and XKR. What does the 'R' denote here?
The 911 variants I just can't keep up with. LOL.
Anybody know what the 62 refers to?

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