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Brabham BT62: a £16k-a-month track car

Published: 07 June 2018

► Just 70 made
► Senna GTR rival
► Watch it on track

Brabham's new BT62 track car is here and it's ready to give the new McLaren Senna GTR something to think about. If you can afford it, the new car will set you back £1.2m up front.

If that all in one big lump is a little steep, JBR Capital are offering one of five of the BT62's build slots and are prepared to offer finance on it. If you're interested, the offer is of 36 monthly payments of £16,005. Ouch. See the full finance offer below:

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  • Price £1,200,000
  • Deposit £240,000
  • Monthly payments x 36 £16,005
  • Balloon £600,000
  • APR 9.9%

For our original report on the Brabham BT62, continue reading the article below.

Brabham BT62: everything else you need to know

One of Formula One’s most iconic names has returned, and it’s making a serious challenger to the Senna GTR. Over the last few months, Brabham Automotive has teased the existence of a track-focused supercar, giving us shadowy pictures and a video – but now it’s unveiled the entire car. And it’s called the BT62.

What is the BT62?

The new project is led by David Brabham, son of the legendary Jack, and a multiple Le Mans winner in his own right – but it takes an unusual, contrary approach to the modern supercar. On the surface, it’s a hyper-light track weapon – but Brabham says it’s also been designed with a focus on driver skill and reward.

The result is a car covered in aero trickery – much like the Senna GTR it’ll be compared to – and powered by a Brabham-made 5.4-litre naturally-aspirated V8 good for 700bhp. Carbon brakes, a double-wishbone suspension, Ohlins dampers and a sequential transmission are also present, but the car’s killer USP has to be its incredible dry weight.

At just 972kg, the BT62 achieves a punchy power-to-weight ratio, and it’ll take driver skill and motorsport-spec assists to keep it on the tarmac.

How fast is it then?

Solid performance figures are still TBC, but expect the BT62 to eclipse the 211mph, 2.8sec to 62mph McLaren Senna, and challenge the Woking's marque's forthcoming GTR version.

Brabham is making 70 cars in total, with the first 35 featuring liveries based on the F1 team’s 35 race wins. We’re told the other 35 will be 'more bespoke.' They’re on sale now, and they’ll also come bundled with a driver training course.

Will there really not be a road legal version?

The BT62 isn’t a road legal car, but Brabham says it will consider requests from customers who desperately want to drive their BT62 on the road. And while all 70 cars will be somewhat unique, Brabham is hoping they'll actually be used – rather than disappear into storage. 

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By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's online editor and racing-sim enthusiast