The Brabham name is back.
Brabham automotive has revealed the name of its upcoming supercar, the Brabham BT62.
The name is a throwback to when Sir Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac began building race cars and always gave the vehicles a BT designation in reference to their last name initials.
David Brabham – son of the late Sir Jack Brabham – owns the company and has long been tipped to enter back into F1 and has previously been rumoured as a potential new owner of the Force India team.
However, it seems that the company's first aim is to build a road-ready supercar, with the company planning to reveal the BT62 at the start of May.
“I am 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 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.” said managing director David Brabham.
The famous racing family has been planning a comeback for sometime after it won a prolonged legal battle in 2013 with a tuning house run by Michael Trick about the use of the Brabham name. After the court case, David Brabham also started an ambitious crowd funding scheme to source finances for the potential new supercar and F1 projects.
Brabham Automotive released a short audio clip of the new BT62 in idle, which doesn’t give much away but its sounds mean enough to warrant some excitement.