Brabham BT62 to gain road-legal option

Supercar can now be driven to and from the race track, but it will cost a pretty penny.
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A road-legal option has been added to the menu for the Brabham BT62 thanks to "some customers’ desire for occasional road use", with many keen to drive their bespoke supercars to and from the race track.

"Given these cars are limited editions, tailored to the needs of each owner, we are keen to provide this flexibility to our customers where we can," Dan Marks, Brabham Automotive's commercial director, said in a prepared statement.

The company claims the road-legal option has been engineered to ensure "minimal compromise to its race-bred circuit dynamics".

Changes include extra ride height courtesy of a front and rear axle lift kit, and increased steering lock range. Air conditioning, door locks, an immobiliser, and extra upholstery for the interior are also standard on the road-legal version.

As a consequence the road-going BT62 will weigh more than its track-only siblings, but Brabham hasn't quantified the difference.

The car's 5.4-litre naturally-aspirated V8 remains rated at 522kW of power and 667Nm of torque. Drive goes to the rear wheels via a six-speed Holinger sequential transmission.

In the UK ticking the road-legal box will add a not inconsiderable £150,000 ($266,000) on top of the BT62's £1 million ($1.8 million) starting price.


The company says it is working on making a road legal version for Australia, and "will aim to fulfill requests for a similar conversion in other jurisdictions".

We're waiting to hear back about local pricing.