Brabham BT62 Debuts at Pebble Beach as Dan Gurney Tribute

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There will be only 70 units of the BT62 race car built, so Brabham is doing its best to promote the vehicle during the most iconic auto events in the world.
Since its introduction in April, Brabham has embarked in a world-tour of sorts, taking the BT62 from the Australian racetracks to the European ones, and all the way to American motoring events.

Starting August 17, the BT62 will be on site for the Monterey Car Week, which concludes with the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

In early June, Brabham said the car will be getting a so-called Celebration Series, one which will see half of the cars to be produced (35, that is) getting different liveries in honor of each of the 35 Formula 1 wins for the builder.

For the remaining 35 cars, Brabham would be offering the Signature Series, meaning paying customers would be able to have Brabham paint the cars in whatever color they want, to echo “their own personal hallmark.”

The first car to be produced, the BT62/01, honors Dan Gurney’s BT7 and was shown at an official unveiling in Australia. Now, it is heading to the U.S., to be shown during the Monterey event.

“As a country, the US holds great significance for the family, and continued importance for the Brabham racing dynasty, and we’re proud to be showcasing the car to the world’s most discerning motoring enthusiasts at Monterey Car Week,” said in a statement David Brabham.

The BT62 is priced at £1 million plus local taxes, and before options. That’s well over $1.7 million. It comes with a 5.4-liter V8 that cranks out 710 horsepower for a body that weighs only 972 kg (2,143 lbs).

It's unclear what success the car has had on racing enthusiasts. On several occasion, Brabham said that the BT62 has already landed the first deposits, without saying how many.
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