Brabham Automotive has announced production details for its BT62 supercar.
Starting from a base price of £1 million ($1.34-million USD) plus local taxes, production of the Brabham BT62 will be limited to 70 units. That number reflects the company’s 70-year heritage, and production will be split evenly between Celebration and Signature series models.
The Celebration series will have each of its 35 units paying tribute to Brabham’s 35 Grand Prix victories attained over its 30-year reign in Formula 1. Each car will be distinct in honoring a specific race win, sporting the colors and race number of the winning car. Chassis number one celebrates Brabham’s first-ever Formula 1 Grand Prix victory at Rouen-Les-Essarts on June 26, 1964. It proudly wears race-number 11 from Dan Gurney’s winning car, along with the iconic Australian green and gold racing colors from the BT7.
Chassis number 3 celebrates the company’s third Grand Prix victory, Jack Brabham’s 1966 win at Reims in the BT19. There is also chassis number 19, which marks Brabham’s 19th Grand Prix victory where Niki Lauda drove the famous red-and-blue BT46B “fan car” to victory in Sweden.
Each of the Celebration series vehicles also have a commemorative plaque mounted on the dash, which details the unique moment in Brabham’s history which the car celebrates.
Meanwhile, the Signature series will invite owners to work closely with Brabham’s in-house designers to configure a unique and individual car. To demonstrate just how much a customer can configure their BT62, Brabham showed off a new race-inspired livery at the company’s official Australian launch. Sporting a white-and-green color scheme, the custom BT62 is further complemented by bold orange accents. It also features the optional race wheels finished in silver.
Options available to BT62 buyers include a full visual carbon fiber pack, an additional carbon fiber seat shell to accommodate a passenger, and the ability to configure the track-only racer as left- or right-hand drive.
To give customers an idea of what the finished product could look like, Brabham is using Microsoft’s mixed-reality technology. Customers can also follow the build process through from order to delivery and beyond.
“Considering that the BT62 was shown for the first time just a matter of weeks ago, the response has been incredible,” said James Haskey, Brabham Automotive’s director of sales and marketing. “First deposits have already been taken and we’re in the process of allocating build slots for this ultra-exclusive car.”
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