Brabham Automotive has announced a new conversion option for its limited edition BT62 track car, which will make the hypercar fully road legal.
The Australian manufacturer originally built the BT62 to be an unrestrained track machine. However, the revived car brand now says it is responding to demands from some of its customers who want to drive their BT62 to and from the circuit.
“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. 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,” explains company boss, David Brabham.
For the European market, the road compliant conversion process for the BT62 will take place in the UK and will further cost £150,000 on top of the £1 million list price of the car.
In addition to the regulatory requirements, specification changes will also be made to make the vehicle more usable on the road. This includes 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 upholstery in the interior.
Despite a slight increase in weight as a result of all the design changes, Brabham is promising there will be no reduction in power, meaning the 5.4 litre V8 engine powering the road-going BT62 will deliver a 700 bhp power output – which is exactly the same as the track version.
The first road-compliant BT62 is expected to be delivered later on this summer.