Aussie-built Brabham racer to compete in the Euro GT2 Championship from 2022
Brabham Automotive has revealed a new variant of its BT62 competition car that’ll compete in the 2022 European GT2 championship alongside rivals from Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini and KTM. Currently revealed as a concept, the BT63 GT2 Concept has been designed specifically to conform to European GT2 rules, and will be available to run in 2022.
Key changes over the BT62 include a new aero package that’ll conform to GT2 rules, and a lower-specification powertrain that’ll produce around 600bhp. This makes the Ford-derived dry-sump 5.4-litre V8 engine around 100bhp down on the standard BT62, and will still be connected to the rear wheels, driving through a pneumatic sequential transmission.
GT2 regulations also require a higher minimum weight than many other racing classes, meaning the BT63 will hit the scales at somewhere between 1250-1300kg, a substantial rise over the BT62’s 975kg dry weight. Like all of Brabham’s racers, its construction is slightly more old fashioned than most new-age rivals from the larger OEMs, with a tubular steel chassis clothed in carbonfibre skin.
Double-wishbone pushrod suspension also remains, however deeper technical elements like the braking package, specific spring and damper setup and anti-roll bars have yet to be specified.
The BT63 GT2 will be priced from around $472,000, not including local taxes, with full factory support available. This makes it one of the more affordable options in the GT2 class for privateer entries.
This article originally appeared at evo.co.uk
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