Brabham Automotive announced an option that will make their track-only car, the BT62, road legal.
The Australian manufacturer, Brabham Automotive, responsible for the BT62, is only responding to customer requests, they said. The BT62 was designed to be a track car « with performance and power that significantly surpasses that of a GT car. »
The supercar is powered by a 5.4L V8 and develops 700 hp and nearly 500 lbs-ft of torque. It weighs only 972 kg and generates no less than 1,200 kg of downforce.
Since the Brabham BT62 is a track-only car, some customers asked the company if it could be homologated for the road, to be able to drive to and from the track.
That’s the reason why the Australian brand decided to offer the option of making the BT62 road legal.
The sum of the conversion is £ 150,000 (for the European market) and must be added to the initial price of the car, which is £ 1 million.
According to Dan Marks, Commercial Director of Brabham Automotive: “Customers have the flexibility of completing the Brabham Driver Development Programme before converting their BT62 or requesting that their BT62 be delivered as a road compliant version. Given these cars are limited editions, tailored to the needs of each owner, we are keen to provide this flexibility to our customers where we can.”
To make the Brabham BT62 road compliant, the manufacturer mentions that several changes will have to be made to the car. Among other things, it will have to pass the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) IVA (Individual Vehicle Approval) test.
To make the car more usable on the street, Brabham will be increasing the steering lock range, will add air conditioning, a front and rear axle lift system, door locks and immobilizers and a high-quality cockpit upholstery.
Talking about the conversion they will offer, David Brabham Managing Director of Brabham Automotive said: “We designed the BT62 to be an unrestricted, thoroughbred track car and our extensive test programme has revealed it to be all of those things. This isn’t a car designed for the road. With that said, it’s clear some customers are keen to have a road compliant option with their BT62, particularly to drive to and from the track. My father Jack was always customer focused and we will continue with that ethos.”
The first Brabham BT62 converted to a road version is expected to be delivered in the summer of 2019.