Founded by Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac, the Brabham team led the former to an F1 championship victory in 1966. A very prominent name between the 1960s till 1980s, known for its innovation and presence across various motorsports, the team went on to win 2 more driver’s championship in F1. It withdrew itself from F1 in 1992 and has been the case ever since.
While Brabham Racing, lead by Jack’s youngest son, David, might make a comeback to competitive motorsports very soon, they’ve launched an insane 700 bhp track-only hyper car called the BT62 to compete with McLaren Senna. Priced at £1 million before taxes, the two seater is powered by a mammoth 5.4 liter V8 quad cam engine, producing 492lb ft of torque.
The car will have a limited run of 70 units, to mark the team’s 70 year heritage in Formula One. The first 35 units will be done in a special green and golden livery, similar to the BT19, which won the 1966 French Grand Prix.
The Brabham name will forever find itself itself in the history books considering Jack is the only F1 racer to win a championship with a team under his own name. A feat, we might never see again from happening.
“I set out twelve years ago to re-establish the iconic Brabham name, determined to see it return to global competition,” explained David.
“My father had an incredible determination to succeed and, like him, I’ve worked tirelessly through this time, drawing on my experience as a racing driver, leader and mentor, never once losing sight of that goal.
“It’s been challenging at times, but what we have achieved is simply staggering. Today’s unveiling makes me feel incredibly proud as the Brabham legacy enters a new era
The car for now will only be available in the left hand drive option, with right hand drive being built for purpose. Owners will become a part of the company’s Driver Development Programme so that they can fully understand the massive beast of a machine.
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