As if needing to make the BT62 even more appealing, Brabham announced on Friday that half of the 70 cars to be ever built would be made unique with the use of the special livery of the so-called Celebration Series. In all, 35 cars would be painted differently in honor of each of the 35 Formula 1 wins for the builder.
The first car to be produced, the BT62/01, honors Gurney’s BT7 and was shown at an official unveiling in Australia.
It wears race number 11, taken from the winning F1 racer and comes in hues reminiscent of the Formula 1 car. On the wing end plate, a graphic outlines the shape of the F1 racer, along with the corresponding race date, circuit, and flag of the host country.
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 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 not yet clear what impact the revealing of the new car has had on racing fans. The car looks like a winner, it has the specs required to be a hit, but there’s still no word on how sales are going.
In several occasion, Brabham said that the BT62 has already landed the first deposits, without saying how many.