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Brabham BT62 ‘Competition’ is now the cheapest variant

By Chris Thompson, 02 Nov 2019 News

Brabham BT62 competition spec orange

Brabham Automotive reveals stripped version of its track supercar

Brabham Automotive has revealed a cheaper way to Brabham BT62 supercar ownership.

If you weren’t keen on spending the full £1.2m (currently approximately AUD$2.25m) for a BT62 ‘with the lot’, the British-based company has another option for those on a budget, or what might look like a budget to those considering a $2 million track car.

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For a 'slim' £750,000 (which is around $1.4 million), Brabham will offer customers a stripped-out version of the BT62 called the ‘Competition Spec’, which more closely mimics the car’s racing intent.

Brabham BT62 Competition spec wing

The Competition car still runs on a 5.4-litre V8 with 522kW peak power and a 6-speed sequential ‘box, but is lighter than the ‘Ultimate Spec’, and has the potential to produce 1200kg of downforce.

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Features like centre-locking wheels, pneumatic jacking system, and the competition display also stay, but much of the interior has been shed. In fact, as well as a wrap instead of paint, Brabham says the BT62 has “no interior trim” in Competition form.

“The Competition specification is delivered without a passenger seat or an Initial Spares Pack (although they can be included as optioned extras), both of which are standard with the Ultimate Track version.”

Brabham BT62 Competition Spec orange

Brabham will still offer the Competition variant in both left or right-hand drive, and says customers are able to upgrade their Competition BT62 to either “Ultimate Track Car or Road Compliant specifications.”

Brabham says it will still only build 70 units of the BT62 for customers, so it’s unclear how many BT62s have already been sold – in either track-spec or with the road-legal conversion.