March 25, 2019

Brabham to Produce Road Legal Option for BT62 Supercar

Brabham Automotive is to introduce a road legal option for its BT62 supercar
Brabham Automotive is to introduce a road legal option for its BT62 supercar

Brabham Automotive has revealed a new Road Compliance Conversion option for its limited edition BT62 track car, which will make the vehicle road legal.

The Australian high-performance BT62 was designed to be an unrestricted track car and while that hasn’t changed, the company says it is responding to some customers’ desire for occasional road use – particularly to drive their BT62 to and from the circuit.

For the European market, the road compliant conversion process for the BT62 will take place in the UK and costs £150,000 ($AU268,000) in addition to the list price of the car. It will be handled by Brabham Automotive ahead of registration. A similar process is being undertaken in Australia and Brabham says it will aim to fulfill requests for a similar conversion in other jurisdictions.

“Customers have the flexibility of completing the Brabham Driver Development Programme before converting their BT62 or requesting that their BT62 be delivered as a road compliant version,” said Dan Marks, Commercial Director of Brabham Automotive. “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.”

In addition to meeting regulatory requirements, specification changes will also be made to make the vehicle more usable on the road. This will include raising the ride height with a front and rear axle lift kit, increasing the steering lock range, adding air conditioning, fitting door locks and immobilisers, and including additional high-quality upholstery in the interior.

Whilst there will be a slight increase in weight there will be no reduction in power, retaining the 700bhp power output.

The first road-compliant BT62 is expected to be delivered in summer 2019.

“We designed the BT62 to be an unrestricted, thoroughbred track car and our extensive test programme has revealed it to be all of those things,” said David Brabham, Managing Director of Brabham Automotive. “This isn’t a car designed for the road. With that said, it’s clear some customers are keen to have a road compliant option with their BT62, particularly to drive to and from the track. My father Jack was always customer focused and we will continue with that ethos.”