Having managed to keep production going through the coronavirus crisis and COVID-19 pandemic, Brabham Automotive has built and delivered its very first BT62 Competition model, which is a real accomplishment given the current state of the automotive industry.
The team at Brabham Automotive have remained resilient during the pandemic, with careful planning and a commitment to maintaining their operations whilst always maintaining everyone’s safety and keeping engaged with their suppliers.
The stunning looking BT62 Competition, dubbed “The world’s most track focused hypercar”, has been delivered to its new owner, Horsepower Racing here in the UK and will be competing in this year’s Britcar Endurance Championship.
These photographs show off the amazing BT62 Competition in all its glory and it looks truly magnificent in its British Racing Green livery.
Limited to just seventy vehicles, the BT62 is meticulously hand-built to order, enhancing the exclusivity of this incredibly special car.
Brabham’s philosophy and go-to-market ethos is built around their customer engagement, giving customers the opportunity to visit the Brabham factory and help with the fitting of certain components on their cars during the build process. This is the same way Sir Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac used to engage with their customers back in the 1960s when Brabham was producing over 500 vehicles and were the world’s largest manufacturer of track cars at the time.
Dan Marks, who is CEO of Brabham Automotive, says: “The growth of Brabham Automotive over the last couple of years is a testament to the up-front planning that we put in place operationally and the depth of infrastructure that we can call upon from the broader Fusion Capital group. This ensures that we can scale Brabham to meet demand and as future vehicle variants come on line. The Brabham Automotive team is highly skilled and has shown great resilience in what has been a trying time for everybody around the world. We are extremely proud of what has been achieved.”
The BT62 Competition is fitted with a 700hp naturally aspirated V8, mated with a 6-speed sequential drivetrain, driving an extreme lightweight chromoly safety cell, carbon fibre body, coupled with the world’s-best stopping power via its ultra-effective carbon-carbon brakes. The BT62’s chassis is FIA compliant and ready for racing and comes equipped with an onboard data and telemetry system, telematic control carbon fibre steering wheel and lightweight wheels shod with Goodyear slick racing tyres, as well as coming with a set of wets.
The new Brabham BT62 is the most dynamic closed-wheel driver’s car in the world and this particular BT62 Competition is bound to thrill both spectators and competitors in the coming season in the hands of owner/driver Paul Bailey and Ross Wylie.
Having completed their first car, the team at Brabham are continuing to produce both track and road variants of the BT62 over the coming months, with deliveries across Europe, Australia and New Zealand as logistic and operational restrictions are lifted.
The Brabham team has drawn much of its experience and expertise from members who have worked with the likes of Aston Martin, McLaren, Ferrari, Koenigsegg, General Motors and Tesla.
For more information on the Brabham BT62 and BT62 Competition, please visit the Brabham Automotive website at www.brabhamautomotive.com
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man Behind The Wheel, a member of The Guild of Motoring Writers, professional photographer and former saloon car racing driver.
Photographs courtesy of Brabham Automotive