ONE of the most iconic names in motorsport is on its way back to the tracks of the world - more than half a century after winning its last Formula One world championship.
That name is Brabham and the rebirth of the iconic racing marque will set the motor racing world buzzing.
But unlike the F1cars which swept Aussie ace Jack Brabham to fame, the new Brabham BT62 is set to make its mark in the world of endurance racing with the 24 Hours of Le Mans firmly in its sights.
The company has been revived as Brabham Automotive and is led by Jack's son, multiple Le Mans winner, David Brabham.
With a base price of Â£1m plus local taxes, and before options, production of the Brabham BT62 will be limited to just seventy cars in recognition of Brabham's 70-year heritage; the first thirty-five of which will celebrate the thirty-five Grand Prix victories won by Brabham over its thirty-year reign in Formula 1.
The BT62 continues the legendary ‘BT' naming convention established by founders Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac in the 1960s and honours the legacy of the marque's greatest and most memorable cars.
With headline figures that point to the potency of the car, the new Brabham is pure-bred for the track and capable of setting blistering lap times. The BT62 boasts a power-to-weight ratio of 730ps per tonne, a dry weight of just 972kg and is powered by a Brabham naturally-aspirated 5.4 litre capacity V8 engine.
The Brabham BT62 has been designed and engineered to demand more from its driver. It's a car for those who want to challenge themselves and their limitations to experience driving in its purest form, says the company.
And just to prove they're serious about getting the car first past the chequered flag the company will invite owners to join a tailored driver development and experience programme to enable them to fully exploit the car's performance potential.
The BT62 will be built in Australia and production will be limited to just seventy cars to celebrate the seventy years since Sir Jack Brabham launched his racing career in Australia in 1948 and the birth of Brabham Automotive in 2018.