Stripped-down, 700-hp hypercar doesn't even have a passenger seat.
Back in 2018, Brabham's BT62 was sold to its first US customer for a staggering $1.3 million. Initially only available as a track weapon, Brabham - an Australian startup not to be confused with Brabus - responded to customer demand by producing a road-legal version of the BT62. The stripped-down Competition version followed, and now, the first example of the BT62 Competition has been delivered to a UK owner. It's a track car like few others, although the McLaren Senna might have something to say about that.
The spectacular MT62 Competition makes use of a 700-horsepower, naturally-aspirated 5.4-liter V8 engine and a carbon-fiber body. This first example will compete in the Britcar Endurance Championship this year, with further deliveries expected in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.
The lighter Competition-spec BT62 uses a six-speed sequential gearbox and innovative aerodynamics helps the hypercar achieve 2,646 pounds of downforce. To further save weight, exposed carbon has been applied in the cabin, replacing the regular car's trim, and it is delivered without a passenger seat or a spares pack - these are available as options, though. What remains is the carbon-chromoly safety cell and the roll cage. The carbon-on-carbon brakes are said to provide unmatched stopping power.
Although it can't be described as pretty, few track racers that are this focused are. Rather, form follows function when it comes to this hand-built beast with its giant rear wing and array of gaping scoops and intakes. The lightweight wheels - painted here in gold - are wrapped in Goodyear slick racing tires. Inside the cabin, the telematic control carbon fiber steering wheel looks like it comes out of an old-school gaming arcade.
Although the BT62 Competition costs a jaw-dropping £750,000 (equivalent to well over $900,000), one must take into account that the BT62 is limited to just 70 units - that's 70 cars across all specifications, not just the Competition. Not only that, but Brabham's operation is comparatively small and there is an opportunity for customers to have specific parts fitted to their cars when it's being built. This adds a lot more time to the build process, but the wait seems worthwhile.
CEO Dan Marks is rightly proud of what Brabham has achieved with the BT62, especially following the first Competition delivery. "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." Don't be surprised to see the BT62 Competition break more records in the near future.