Brabham's New Track Car is Taking on the Goodwood Hillclimb

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Brabham BT62 will make its global public debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

This year’s event takes place from July 12 to July 15 and attendees will get a chance to see the BT62 make its way up the hillclimb in its first ever dynamic public appearance. The race-inspired track car was originally introduced in May, sporting a 5.4-liter naturally aspirated V8 Brabham engine with 700 brake horsepower and 492 pound-feet of torque. Designed to turn in fast lap times, the BT62 tips the scales at 2,143 pounds dry and is capable of delivering 2,646 lbs of downforce.

Along with making its public debut, Brabham will introduce a new red and blue livery that represents one of the 35 Celebration series vehicles. The special livery pays homage to the iconic Brabham BT46B, which Niki Lauda drove to victory in its first and only race, the Swedish Grand Prix at Anderstorp on June 17, 1978.

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Piloting the BT62 up the hillclimb will be David Brabham, the company’s managing director. In between runs, the car will be showcased within the Michelin Supercar Paddock.

“The Goodwood Festival of Speed is without equal in celebrating all things automotive, and the opportunity to drive the legendary hillclimb route is amazing,” said David Brabham. “Giving the BT62 its dynamic public debut and returning the Brabham name, with all of its historical significance and racing pedigree, to Goodwood will be an experience I’ll never forget. My father attended the festival himself many times, and it’s great to continue the tradition of a Brabham driving a Brabham up the hill.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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