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Brabham BT62 roars into global public debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Brabham BT62 roars into global public debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

02.07.2018: The sensational Brabham BT62 will make its global debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (12-15 July), powering its way up the hillclimb course in its first ever dynamic appearance in public.

The sensational Brabham BT62 will make its global debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (12-15 July), powering its way up the hillclimb course in its first ever dynamic appearance in public.



Unveiled to the world for the first time in London in May, the Brabham BT62 is a race-inspired track car, powered by a Brabham 5.4 litre naturally aspirated V8 engine which produces 710PS.



With a dry weight of just 972kg, an aero package which generates 1,200kg of downforce and equipped with Michelin competition tyres, the BT62 is built to deliver blistering lap times and reward its driver like no other.



Commenting ahead of the Festival of Speed, David Brabham said: “The Goodwood Festival of Speed is without equal in celebrating all things automotive, and the opportunity to drive the legendary hillclimb route is amazing.




Giving the BT62 its dynamic public debut and returning the Brabham name, with all of its historical significance and racing pedigree, to Goodwood will be an experience I’ll never forget. My father attended the festival himself many times, and it’s great to continue the tradition of a Brabham driving a Brabham up the hill.”



In addition to making its dynamic debut, the BT62’s appearance at Goodwood marks another exclusive for Brabham, with the introduction of a new red and blue livery representing one of the thirty-five Celebration series vehicles, which pays tribute to the car that took Brabham’s nineteenth of thirty-five Formula 1 victories.



That Grand Prix-winning car was none other than the iconic red and blue Brabham BT46B – dubbed the ‘fan car’ – which Niki Lauda drove to victory in its first and only race, the Swedish Grand Prix at Anderstorp, on 17 June, 1978.



With multiple Le Mans winner and Brabham Automotive’s Managing Director, David Brabham, at the wheel, a highlight of the BT62’s dynamic debut at Goodwood will undoubtedly be the incredible soundtrack from the car’s sonorous, high output Brabham V8 engine, as it takes on the hillclimb course.



In between hillclimb runs, the Brabham BT62 will be on show within the Michelin Supercar Paddock, where visitors will be able to meet and talk with David Brabham and the Brabham Automotive team, and also see and configure the car with different liveries and option packs using Brabham’s immersive Augmented Reality experience.









The Brabham BT62 in more detail




As the next in the line of legendary racers, the Brabham BT62 carries more than just the Brabham name; it shares its DNA.



Working to the same brief as each of the BT-designated vehicles that came before it, David Brabham has led the Brabham Automotive team to design and develop a car that delivers blistering on-track performance.



 In producing the BT62, the team has followed the same pragmatic approach that saw Brabham achieve 35 Formula 1 Grand Prix wins and four World Championships.




Charged with overseeing the development of the Brabham BT62, Brabham Automotive’s Director of Technology and Engineering, Paul Birch, said, “Created from a blank sheet of paper, our first car takes Brabham into an exciting new era, whilst honouring and upholding the marque’s glorious past.




Using contemporary materials, processes and technologies, and following a rigorous two-year engineering and development programme, the resulting BT62 is a car that demands total engagement and commitment from its driver, delivering immense reward and satisfaction.”





Specification highlights


The Brabham BT62 is a mid-engined track car, with its power driven to the rear wheels via a rear-mounted race-spec transmission.




    With a dry weight of just 972kg, the vehicle is incredibly light, and boasts a power to weight ratio of 730ps per tonne.


    Power comes from a Brabham 5.4 litre V8 engine which produces 710ps (700bhp, 522kW) and 667 Nm (492 ft/lb) of torque.


    With its performance-optimised carbon fibre body and aggressive aerodynamic package, the Brabham BT62 delivers over 1200kg of downforce.


    Saving additional weight and with additive performance, brakes are carbon/carbon featuring 6 piston calipers front and rear.





Limited production run




Production of the Brabham BT62 will be limited to just seventy cars to celebrate the seventy years since Sir Jack Brabham launched his racing career in Australia in 1948 and the birth of Brabham Automotive in 2018.



The BT62 celebrates the past and positions Brabham for the road ahead. With a base price of £1m plus local taxes, and before options, production of the Brabham BT62 will be limited to just seventy cars in recognition of Brabham’s seventy-year heritage, with customers able to choose from either the ‘Celebration’ or ‘Signature’ series.




The Celebration series comprises thirty-five unique vehicles, each paying tribute to Brabham’s thirty-five Grand Prix victories attained over its thirty-year reign in Formula 1. Each car will be distinctively presented in honour of a specific race win, wearing the colours and race number of the winning car.



The wing end plate graphic of each Celebration series features a detailed outline of the winning car from which its livery takes its cues, along with the corresponding race date, circuit and flag of the host country.



The exquisite attention to detail carries through to the BT62’s interior. A commemorative plaque mounted on the dashboard of each of the thirty-five Celebration series cars details the unique moment in Brabham’s history which the car celebrates.



The Signature series will provide owners with an opportunity to work with Brabham’s in-house designers to configure a unique and individual car to depict any other moment in Brabham’s remarkable history, or specify a car that carries their own personal hallmark.



Among the options available to BT62 owners are a full visual carbon fibre pack, an additional carbon fibre seat shell to accommodate a passenger, as well as the ability to configure the track-only racer as left or right-hand drive.



Far more than a celebration of Brabham’s former glories, these very exclusive cars carry distinctive design cues and identifiers that will transfer through to future model variants, clearly distinguishing the Brabham marque and positioning the brand to honour the Brabham legacy and proudly carry its winning DNA on into the future.



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.





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02.07.2018 / MaP

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