The first Brabham BT62 hypercar is ready for serious racing

The first Brabham BT62 hypercar is ready for serious racing

May 14, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Brabham completed the assembly of the first BT62 Competition, which was shipped to the UK, where it will take part in the 2020 Britcar Endurance Championship.

Described by the manufacturer as “the most hyper-oriented hypercar in the world”, the car will stun the audience in the coming season in the hands of the owner of Horsepower Racing Paul Bailey and pilot Ross Wiley.

Handcrafted by a team of experts who had previously tied themselves to some of the largest automotive companies, including Ferrari, McLaren, Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, Tesla and General Motors, the BT62 is a limited edition of only 70 units.

The starting price of the novelty is 919,478 US dollars in the UK and is equipped with a chassis compatible with the FIA. It also boasts an on-board data and telemetry system, a telematics steering wheel with carbon fiber, a carbon body, light wheels in Goodyear slicks and high-tech brakes.

All BT62s are driven by a naturally aspirated 5.4-liter V8 rated at 700 horsepower and 666 Nm of torque, coupled with a 6-speed gearbox and rear-wheel drive A car that has already made a name for itself by setting a lap record on Mount Panorama Circuit and the Australian track Bend – West Circuit, weighs only 972 kg.

Following the first BT62 competition, Brabham will spend the next months creating versions for the hypercar designed only for tracks and for streets that will be shipped throughout Australia, New Zealand and Europe.