Brabham BT62 pitwall pass teaser video
The highly anticipated new Brabham model now has a name – and you can hear its thrilling engine note below, too…
While the Brabham name may be best known for achievements in Formula 1 – first hitting the track in 1948 when Sir Jack Brabham made his Australian competition debut – the historic marque is soon to begin a new chapter.
As Brabham Automotive prepares to unveil the highly anticipated BT62 70 years on, a tantalising preview of what’s coming our way has arrived in the form of a sound file. Besides revealing the title of the new model – the first in an expected line of projects – the audio teaser reveals the car idling during strict dynamic testing.
Just give it a listen:
Has it given you goosebumps? Be still our beating heart. The sound evokes the spirit of all the champions to wear the Brabham badge; if that’s the BT62 on idle, we can’t wait to hear it in action. The engine note’s embryonic potential hints at an automobile crafted and inspired by Brabham’s racing pedigree.
Where does the name come from?
Since 1961, when Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac started working together to design and manufacture cars, all Brabham vehicles have been christened with a ‘BT’ prefix. This is in honour of the team’s founders, paired with a chassis numbering for each specific bodyshell or type of vehicle.
With the newcomer’s full-blown unveiling less than two months away, the BT62 continues this trend. It started with BT7 – the first Brabham to take victory in a Formula 1 race – and continued with BT19, the first car bearing the driver’s name to clinch a Formula 1 championship. Within the marque’s prestigious racing history resides the BT46 ‘fan car’ involved with perhaps the most controversial F1 win of all time, and the BT52, the first turbocharged model to win an F1 World Championship. As the next model to boast BT designation, the BT62 has an incredibly celebrated heritage to shoulder…
Reflecting on the significance of the name, managing director David Brabham said: ‘I’m thrilled to announce Brabham BT62 as the name of Brabham Automotive’s first project. With more than 700 racing cars produced since its inception in the 1960s, the 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.’
When is the unveiling?
The BT62 is currently undergoing the final segments of rigorous pre-production testing, and you can get your first glimpse of it on Wednesday May 2. Marking the next chapter in the Brabham legacy, it’ll be history in the making. You won’t want to miss it.
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