Matt Kimberley profile picture Matt Kimberley a year ago 25

Brabham's New Track Car Has 740bhp And 1200kg Of Downforce

With the ability to develop far more than its own weight in additional downforce, the Brabham BT62 will be powered by a 740bhp 5.4-litre V8 - without turbos

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Brabham's New Track Car Has 740bhp And 1200kg Of Downforce - News

Reborn racecar maker Brabham has released another teaser ahead of the BT62’s full reveal, and now we know how mind-bendingly fast it’s going to be, too.

This track-only lightweight tips the scales dry at 972kg – 3kg lighter than the new Suzuki Swift Sport, and yet stuffed between the driver and rear wheels is a Brabham-badged, normally-aspirated 5.4-litre V8 with a casual 750 metric horsepower, or 740bhp.

It means the basic power-to-weight ratio is about 720bhp per tonne, which is enough to sound a little bit frightening. Extensive aerodynamic extras produce a colossal 1200kg of downforce, presumably at very high speed, while the stoppers are understandably carbon all round, with six-piston racing calipers at both ends.

Production will be limited to 70 cars at a price of £1 million plus options, plus taxes. The first deliveries will arrive later this year, we’re told. The full launch comes in a couple of weeks, immediately after which there’s a public showing, for which you can get tickets right here.