Brabham Will Convert BT62 Hypercars to Street Spec
If your pockets are deep enough, you can now drive your thoroughbred track machine on the street.
Brabham Automotive is releasing a Road Compliance Conversion kit to allow owners of the limited-production Brabahm BT62 track car to drive their cars on the street. The privilege of driving your Brabham race car on the street doesn’t come cheap, though: on top of the price of the car, the conversion costs roughly $200,000 U.S.
Conversions will take place in the U.K. and Australia, with other markets forthcoming. There is no official word from Brabham if there are plans for a U.S. road legal conversion.
As one would expect for that kind of money, the conversion isn’t merely a set of lights and indicators. Brabham is also working hard to ensure that the cars are not only road legal, but usable and safe.
A front and rear suspension lift system will be fitted, in addition to increasing the steering range to make low-speed, parking lot maneuvers easier. Air conditioning will be added, along with door locks, an alarm system, and additional upholstery to make the cabin more hospitable for street driving.
That is, of course, in addition to all of the specific safety and emissions requirements for each country where the Brabham BT62 will be made road legal. It’s no small task, and it makes that $200,000 price tag for compliance conversion much more understandable.
Deliveries of road-legal BT62s will begin this summer. In the words of David Brabham, Managing Director of Brabham Automotive, “We designed the BT62 to be an unrestricted, thoroughbred track car and our extensive test program has revealed it to be all of those things. This isn’t a car designed for the road. With that said, it’s clear some customers are keen to have a road compliant option with their BT62, particularly to drive to and from the track. My father Jack was always customer focused and we will continue with that ethos.”