Brabham Automotive reveals name of new car

Mat Coch

Tuesday 13th March, 2018 - 9:10am


Brabham BT62

Brabham Automotive has revealed the name of the car it will officially unveil in May, along with a short audio track of it at idle.

Set to be be named the BT62, it continues the naming convention used by Motor Racing Developments when building the original Brabham racing cars in the 1960s.

“I am thrilled to announce Brabham BT62 as the name of Brabham Automotive’s first project,” said Managing Director, David Brabham.

“With more than 700 racing cars produced since its inception in the 1960s, the Brabham marque boasts a remarkable heritage, so to see the first Brabham in 26 years wear the iconic BT designation will be a huge moment in our history.”

The BT name was a contraction of the names of those involved with the development of the original cars, Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac, and was a naming convention which remained with the marque until it closed its doors in 1992.

The project has already undergone an extensive engineering program and is nearing the end of testing ahead of its formal unveiling.

The Brabham BT62 will be officially released on May 2.

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