The Brabham BT62 has been developed as an uncompromising track-focused hypercar. But, owing to demands made by customers, Brabham will now supply the BT62 with a road legal conversion kit. The conversion will cost an extra £150,000 ($190,807/€167,409) over the £1 million price tag of the car. Cars owned in Europe will be converted in the UK while those in Australia will receive the modifications in their home country. Brabham will carry out the conversion ahead of the registration for new orders but existing customers also have the option to send over their BT62 to Brabham.
“We designed the BT62 to be an unrestricted, thoroughbred track car and our extensive test program has revealed it to be all of those things. 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”, commented David Brabham.
In addition to making the changes required to make the car road legal, Brabham will also add features to it more comfortable and usable on the road. These include raising the ride height at the front and rear, increasing the steering lock range, adding air conditioning, more luxurious upholstery and installing locking doors and an immobilizers.
While all these changes will add extra weight to the car, Brabham claims that there will be little effects on the performance. The BT62 is already one of the lightest hypercars around, tipping the scales at just 972 kg (2142 lbs). The featherweight hypercar is propelled by 5.4-liter V8 engine which delivers 700 hp and 492 lb-ft of torque. The engine won’t receive any modifications in the road legal conversion.
According to Brabham, the first road legal BT62 will hit the streets this summer. Further announcements about the BT62 and the company’s plans for the future will be made at the Autosport International Show this week on Thursday, January 10. So stay tuned!