Brabham on Thursday unveiled a new road-going version of its BT62 supercar, the BT62R.
The BT62 Ultimate Track Car is an all-out track car without any homologation, making it the most extreme version. The BT62 Competition is a stripped-out version that can easily be modified to meet homologation rules for a number of race series.
Brabham also offers a road car conversion package for owners of the BT62 Ultimate Track Car and BT62 Competition, should they want to make their cars street-legal.
The BT62R is the most expensive model in the family, starting at 1.25 million British pounds (approximately $1.65 million). The BT62 Ultimate Track Car and BT62 Competition start at 1 million and 750,000 British pounds, respectively.
Some of the extra cost is associated with the luxury amenities fitted inside, including the choice of leather or Alcantara trim, or a mixture of the two. There's also creature comforts such as climate control, noise insulation, and the option of a premium sound system.
There are also numerous mods that were required to make the BT62 street-legal. In addition to things like indicators and side mirrors, there's also a rearview camera, a slightly smaller front splitter and rear diffuser, a quieter exhaust system, and a suspension with variable heights (four options ranging from 70 to 130 millimeters) for driving on the road or track. The chosen tires are a set of Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSports.
Apart from the exhaust system, the BT62R's powertrain remains mostly unchanged from other versions. Sitting behind the cabin is a 5.4-liter V-8 that develops 700 horsepower and 492 pound-feet of torque. It's still mated to a 6-speed sequential transmission, though the engine's mapping has been tweaked for road use and the transmission's gear ratios also made more suitable for road use. The paddle-shifted transmission provides instant, clutch-free changes on track, but also has a traditional clutch for smoother operation on the roads.
Brabham will build just 70 examples of the BT62 all up. The company is working on a follow-up, though. It's being developed with road use in mind, and the first details will be announced in the coming months.