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News Brabham Introduces The Barely Street-Legal BT62R

Brabham Introduces The Barely Street-Legal BT62R

The new Brabham BT62R is a hyper-focused track car that can double as a daily should you want to.


  • It’s powered by a 700-horsepower 5.4-litre V8.

  • For the street, it features an integrated lift kit to raise the ride height.

  • Two versions will be offered: Signature and Celebration.


Brabham Automotive is no stranger to performance. Over the years, it has achieved 35 Formula 1 wins, and more recently, they’ve delved into Pro-Am racing with their incredible BT62 racecar. Now, Brabham has just introduced the road-going version of the racer and, to be honest, the differences between the two are negligible.

In fact, Brabham refers to the BT62R as a road a racing heart. That’s because the street-legal version is still powered by the naturally-aspirated 5.4-litre V8 that produces 700 horsepower at 7,400 rpm and 492 lb.-ft. of torque at 6,200 rpm. The transmission is a 6-speed sequential transmission that’s had its gear ratios revised making it more suitable for road use. Steering wheel-mounted paddles are included and while shifts are clutch-free, the ‘box still has a clutch for smoother operation on the road.

Brabham BT62R | Photo: Brabham Automotive

The BT62R is built on the same platform as the BT62 racecar and as such retains its extreme lightweight composure. It also features the racecar’s incredible driving dynamics. The suspension tuned for road use, but it’s still very much a capable track car.

The other changes made to the street-car include an integrated lift kit to raise the ride height at 70mm, 90mm, 110mm, or 130mm at the press of a button. The exhaust system is quieter, there’s air conditioning, an optional audio system, and more. All these features are included in both the Signature and Celebration versions. The latter will also include 18-carat gold logos, a bespoke carbon interior, and an exclusive track pack with rear wing, splitter, and diffuser for fitting when desired.

The cabin is also “finished” with leather or alcantara seats, heart and sound insulation, as well as a new digital control panel. Useful for everyday life, the BT62R also gets lighting, side mirrors, and other such non-essential-for-racing bits.

Brabham BT62R | Photo: Brabham Automotive

Brabham BT62R | Photo: Brabham Automotive

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
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