Brabham BT62 to test at ‘The Bend’

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Aussie-manufactured supercar to be set by its paces in South Australia

Brabham Automotive will use the new circuit at Tailem Bend, South Australia – basically dubbed ‘The Bend’ – as its regional tests facility.

The 7.77km track, which was formally opened in April and lays declare to getting the next-longest long-lasting circuit in the planet, is just about 70 minutes south west of Adelaide, and will host a Supercars spherical later on this year.

“The keep track of offers the vehicle and the driver a fantastic function out and we appear forward to doing the job with The Bend group as our tests programme continues,” David Brabham, the guy driving Brabham Automotive and son of famous Formulation 1 driver, Sir Jack Brabham, said at the BT62 supercars’s Australian start earlier this 7 days.

Sam Shahin, owner and taking care of director of the facility, claimed The Bend is “proud to spouse with Brabham Automotive on its testing programme” domestically.

The automobile by itself was unveiled in London previously this thirty day period, with electricity from a mid-mounted 5.4-litre V8 engine generating 552kW and 667Nm. It can be all channeled to the rear wheels by way of a 6-speed sequential transmission.

Many thanks to its carbon-fibre overall body, the vehicle weighs just 972kg, and its substantial rear wing allows develop 1200kg of downforce at speed. If which is not more than enough to get your attention, we cannot assistance you.

Specified it truly is aimed at the keep track of, the BT62 will appear with 6-point race harnesses, a detachable steering wheel, air jacks, six-piston carbon-on-carbon brakes and a 125-litre gas tank with the right connections for quick refilling.

Even even though it can be heading to be crafted in South Australia, Brabham is only giving the BT62 as a ideal-hand push auto if you make a exclusive purchase. Just 70 will be crafted, with each and every of the initial 35 to be painted in preserving with the livery of the F1 auto used in every single of the grand prix team’s race wins.

Pricing will kick off at £1.0million ($1.8m) in advance of any taxes or choices, with deliveries to kick off later on in 2018.