Brabham’s BT62 has been teased once again, this time with a close-up of its bonnet featuring the company’s badge.
Another teaser image of the Brabham BT62 has been released, a week before the British manufacturer unwraps its new supercar on 2 May 2018. It provides our first look at the front of the car, with a close-up of the Brabham badge on the bonnet, which itself bears Brabham’s iconic two-tone colour scheme.
So far Brabham has drip-fed details regarding its forthcoming supercar with a series of audio snippets, coy images and fragments of the technical specification. While there’s little to glean from this latest instalment, only a week back the British motorsport marque divulged headline performance figures and pricing for the BT62, which its maker claims is ‘pure-bred for the track and capable of setting blistering lap times’.
The numbers certainly back that up. A naturally aspirated 5.4-litre V8 and 972kg dry weight deliver an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 536kW/ton. Combine this with 1200kg of downforce and the BT62 should be able to monster any straight or complex of corners posed by any circuit. With power and aerodynamics clearly covered, Brabham hasn’t ignored the brakes either – a six-piston carbon-carbon arrangement is found at each corner.
All the high-tech hardware comes with a hefty price, in the U.K it will be priced at £1million plus local taxes. Seventy cars will be built and the first customer examples will be delivered towards the end of 2018.
Along with the pricing and performance figures mentioned above, Brabham previously issued an image displaying the BT62’s rear fascia, in low-light. Low-slung in appearance and equipped with a carbonfibre wing, which stretches out over the extremities of the car, its track-based intentions are clear. It’s difficult to make out the diffuser sitting below the distinct rear lights, but the basic shape looks aggressive and purposeful – likely aiding aero performance.
An icon of the sport and a hero in his home nation of Australia, Sir Jack Brabham, the man from whom Brabham Automotive takes its name, won three straight Formula One Drivers’ titles and his team took two manufacturers’ titles, too. Brabham was also the only Formula One driver to win the world championship in a car bearing his own name. Brabham Automotive has been launched by Sir Jack Brabham’s son, Le Mans winner David Brabham, and should emulate the ideology of the original racing team.