The Brabam BT62 was launched at Australia House in London on Wednesday night and could be built in Adelaide’s north, in a factory near the former Holden site.

 

A mere  70 of the vehicles will be manufactured with buyers having to hand over about $1.8 million for one of the supercars, powered by a 5.4 litre V8 engine producing 522 kW.

 

Engineering boss Paul Birch said the BT62 is a complete prototype from scratch.

 

“[Its] created from a blank sheet of paper, our first car takes Brabham into an exciting new era, whilst honoring and upholding the marque’s glorious past”, said Birch.  “The resulting BT62 is a car that demands total engagement and commitment from its driver, delivering immense reward and satisfaction”.

 

Brabham also has ambitions of returning to racing, setting its sights on the24 Hours of Le Mans in the near future. Considering that David Brabham is at the helm, himself a Le Mans champion, we’d rate its chances pretty good. One day there might even be the desire to make a Formula One comeback.

 

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