The Brabham BT62 did some demonstration laps at the Mount Panorama circuit during the Bathurst 12 Hour weekend and broke a lap record.
Brabham took its BT62 supercar to the Bathurst 12 Hour weekend to do some demo laps. The Australian driver Luke Youlden was behind the wheel for those demonstration laps this weekend.
The crew at Brabham wanted to beat the current fastest lap around the Mount Panorama circuit, 1min59.3s. The record was set last year by Christopher Mies at the wheel of an unrestricted Audi R8 LMS ultra.
Youlden broke the record by six tenths of a second, doing the lap in 1min58.68s in the supercar.
Talking to Motorsport.com after his run, Youlden said that even though he was “pumped” about breaking the lap record he was a bit “disappointed”.
“But I wouldn’t be a race driver if I wasn’t a little disappointed as well; we had a few issues in that lap. There’s a lot more in it. It’s a bit of a shame I couldn’t show its full potential. It would have done a 57s comfortably, maybe even a high 56s. There’s still a lot more in me being able to risk it; it’s a two million dollar car, so I’m not going to go too nuts. I’m pushing it, yeah, but I’ve got a bit of margin as well.”
We’ve learned a few weeks ago that the Brabham BT62, which was supposed to be a track-only car, would be available with a road-legal package.
The supercar develops 700 hp and nearly 500 lbs-ft of torque from its 5.4L V8. The BT62 also tips the scale at only 972 kg.
You can watch the onboard video of the Brabham supercar breaking the lap record at the Mount Panorama circuit below: