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Brabham returns with BT62 endurance racer

by Justin King

The car has an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 720 horsepower per metric tonne.

Brabham Automotive has revealed the BT62, paving the way for a return to racing after nearly three decades.

The British brand is best known for dozens of Formula 1 wins, but the BT62 is purpose-built for endurance racing -- reflecting director David Brabham's multiple Le Mans wins.

The BT62 features a mid-engine layout with a 5.4-liter V8 that produces 700 horsepower and 492 pound-feet of torque. The track car weighs just 2,142 pounds and produces up to 2,646 pounds of downforce.

The Brabham story traces its roots to 1948 when Sir Jack Brabham completed his debut race in Australia. In 1966, he became the first and only driver to win a Formula 1 World Championship in a car of his own construction.

"I set out twelve years ago to re-establish the iconic Brabham name, determined to see it return to global competition," says David Brabham.

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