Brabham BT62 roars into global public debut at Goodwood
The sensational Brabham BT62 will make its global debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (12-15 July), powering its way up the Hillclimb course in its first ever dynamic appearance in public.
Unveiled to the world for the first time in London in May, the Brabham BT62 is a race-inspired track car, powered by a Brabham 5.4-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine, which produces 710PS. With a dry weight of just 972kg, an aero package which generates 1,200kg of downforce and equipped with Michelin competition tyres, the BT62 is built to deliver blistering lap times and reward its driver like no other.
Commenting ahead of the Festival of Speed, David Brabham said: “The Goodwood Festival of Speed is without equal in celebrating all things automotive, and the opportunity to drive the legendary Hillclimb route is amazing. Giving the BT62 its dynamic public debut and returning the Brabham name, with all of its historical significance and racing pedigree, to Goodwood will be an experience I’ll never forget. My father attended the Festival himself many times, and it’s great to continue the tradition of a Brabham driving a Brabham up the hill.”
In addition to making its dynamic debut, the BT62’s appearance at Goodwood marks another exclusive for Brabham, with the introduction of a new red-and-blue livery representing one of the thirty-five Celebration series vehicles, which pays tribute to the car that took Brabham’s nineteenth of thirty-five Formula 1 victories.
That Grand Prix-winning car was none other than the iconic red-and-blue Brabham BT46B – dubbed the ‘fan car’ – which Niki Lauda drove to victory in its first and only race, the Swedish Grand Prix at Anderstorp, on 17 June, 1978.
With multiple Le Mans winner and Brabham Automotive’s Managing Director, David Brabham, at the wheel, a highlight of the BT62’s dynamic debut at Goodwood will undoubtedly be the incredible soundtrack from the car’s sonorous, high-output Brabham V8 engine, as it takes on the Hillclimb course.
In between Hillclimb runs, the Brabham BT62 will be on show within the Michelin Supercar Paddock, where visitors will be able to meet and talk with David Brabham and the Brabham Automotive team, and also see and configure the car with different liveries and option packs using Brabham’s immersive Augmented Reality experience.