And it will race at Le Mans.
Brabham is one of the most iconic names in motorsport and one that we were happy to see returning to the public eye. So far, it has produced a few versions of its BT62 supercar, including a Competition model and a BT62R variant with numerous track enhancements. But now the company is looking to enter the Hypercar class at Le Mans, where it will compete against the likes of Ferrari and Porsche, both of which will return to the famed track with special track monsters. According to Car Advice, Brabham's Le Mans racer will be all-new and won't be based on the BT62.
Brabham CEO Dan Marks says that this new model could also be built in Australia: "We will be releasing a new road vehicle...[and] our intention is for that vehicle to be built in Australia. You'll be seeing some of our new road-only variants very soon. We want to race at Le Mans, and to do that we need a road car."
He went on to say that Brabham is looking to compete in both the Hypercar and GT classes at the famed circuit, an ambitious goal. While the likes of Ferrari and Porsche have loads of resources and vast experience in producing cars for the road and track, Brabham is much smaller.
Despite the disadvantage, Brabham is confident that it has what it takes. The automaker doesn't want us to know what it has though, as engine and performance details are being closely guarded at this point. Still, we do expect wild bodywork like the Aston Martin Valkyrie and loads of power. It would have a high price tag too, but if the car is indeed to be produced in Australia, then we can safely assume that the car will be offered in a right-hand-drive configuration, but the steering wheel will also be on our side if Brabham wants mainstream success. We'll report back when we know more, but expect it to launch later this year or early in 2022.