Reborn Aussie racing constructor reveals track car in new Competition spec.
After decades in dormancy, Brabham returned to the track a year and a half ago with the reveal of the BT62 – a track special built for gentleman racers along the lines of the McLaren Senna GTR, Ferrari FXX-K, or Aston Martin Vulcan. And in the months since, it's been tweaking the lineup with improvements and new variants. Like this, the new Brabham BT62 Competition.
Sitting alongside the Ultimate track model and the street-legal conversion, the Competition specification of the Brabham BT62 is stripped to its bare essentials. Instead of paint, for example, it's wrapped in vinyl.
The interior trim is gone also, leaving just an exposed carbon-fiber cockpit. The passenger seat is gone, as is the package of spares (though both can be added back in).
Everything else stays the same, though – including the 5.4-liter naturally aspirated V8, sending its 700 horsepower and 492 lb-ft of torque through a six-speed sequential gearbox. Also included are the same full-carbon brakes, center-lock wheels, pneumatic jacking system, FIA-compliant carbon-chromoly safety cell, digital instrument cluster, removable multifunction steering wheel, track-tuned ABS and traction control, and aero package delivering a massive 2,645 pounds of downforce... the works.
Without all the Ultimate version's added equipment, the price drops to £750k (before tax), which works out to a little under a cool million in equivalent American funds. Brabham will still only build 70 examples, regardless of specification. And they can (depending on local regulations) all be converted after the fact to street-legal spec for an extra £150k, should the buyer so choose.
Look for the Brabham BT62 Competition (pictured at top in orange) to debut at Brands Hatch on the second weekend of November before customers will begin receiving theirs early next year in time for the start of the next racing season.