Brabham BT62: 5.4-litre V8-powered hypercar to be revealed today

Sam Sheehan
26 April 2018
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Brabham Automotive has released a preview image of its upcoming track-only BT62 hypercar, which is due to be at an event this evening (Wednesday May 2).

The picture is of the car"s badge and follows another image that showed the rear LED lights and a large carbonfibre rear wing in darkness.

Brabham describes its model as a "low-slung, race-inspired car". It will cost £1 million and be powered by a 5.4-litre V8 engine, with a power-to-weight ratio of 720bhp per tonne.

The new company is led by former Formula 1 racer and Le Mans winner David Brabham, the son of three-time world champion Sir Jack.

Brabham says the BT62, a track-focused hypercar, will have a dry weight of 972kg and be able to produce more than 1200kg of downforce. For comparison, the McLaren Senna GTR produces around 1000kg of downforce.

Despite the fact that the BT62 has not been shown in public yet, Brabham is already taking orders for the machine, with first deliveries expected later this year. Owners will be given membership of a track-focused driver development programme. After the car is launched on 2 May following a "rigorous and extensive engineering programme", the public will be able to view it at a ticket-only event on 4-5 May that will also include a display of Brabham racing cars and memorabilia.