As Gordon Murray Automotive announces the track-only version of their ‘hypercar’ so Brabham Automotive move in the opposite direction, revealing the road-legal BT62R version of their thus far track-only BT62.
All BT62 versions are available in either left or right-hand drive and are finished in either a Signature Series livery of the customer’s own design, or a Celebration Series livery honouring one of the 35 Formula 1 wins achieved by Brabham Formula 1 cars. The livery chosen is exclusive and will never be reproduced.
The BT62R features a number of changes compared to its Ultimate Track and Competition counterparts.
The first BT62R will be delivered in the coming weeks with multiple orders already received and in production for customers in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere.
It retains the BT62’s pedigree as a track car while adding the ability to drive legally on public roads with vehicle registration available in selected markets.
Key highlights include:
- Variable ride heights for driving on track and on public roads (The car can be set at 70mm, 90mm, 110mm or 130mm).
- New exhaust system for reduced cabin noise and compliant road noise.
- Air conditioning and heated windscreen.
- Optional speaker system.
- New front splitter and rear diffuser to accommodate road use and maintain track aero.
- New road seat design.
- Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport road tyres using a motorsport-derived, high-friction compound offering exceptional lateral grip and traction.
Celebration Series owners also enjoy other exclusive features, including:
- 18 carat gold logos and badges.
- Bespoke carbon interior, unique to each vehicle.
- An exclusive Track Pack, including the track rear wing, splitter and diffuser for fitting when required for track events.
The engine is the same 5.4 litre, Brabham V8 engine as the Ultimate Track and Competition variants but with revised engine mapping for use on the road.
The BT62R’s exhaust system is revised to quieten the system for road use.
Drive is through a 6-speed sequential transmission with revised gear ratios more suitable for road use. Steering wheel paddle operation is standard. The transmission provides instant, clutch-free changes on track, but also has a traditional clutch for smooth operation on public roads.
Dan Marks, CEO of Brabham Automotive: “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.
This is a significant milestone for Brabham Automotive as we continue towards the launch of our next car, which will be a fully homologated road car. We will be making further announcements about this exciting next chapter in the coming months. For now, customers can get a taste of what it is like to drive a Brabham on the road with the BT62R.”