Brabham is set to reveal its first new vehicle in 26 years on May 2, but on Friday the company released a teaser video.
It features what we imagine will be a track-only supercar, though unfortunately the car, to be called the BT62, moves too quickly to gather any details.
And it’s absolutely a quick video. The clip lasts just 16 seconds and features a fly-by of the BT62 on a race track before fading away. We don’t have any performance specifications, but it sure sounds fast. And Brabham said the BT62 will be “unquestionably fast,” at that. The firm added that the BT62 has one mission: set blisteringly fast lap times after extensive high-speed testing.
The BT name harkens back to Brabham’s first car, the BT1, which founder co-founders Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac built for the Formula Junior series. Other cars included the BT7, which Jack Brabham drove in his first Formula 1 victory in 1966, and the BT52, which became the first turbocharged F1 car in history to win a world title in 1983. Nelson Piquet piloted that particular car to victory.
“That same spirit lives strong within Brabham Automotive today, and its first project, the Brabham BT62, honors the legacy of the cars that have previously carried the iconic Brabham name,” David Brabham, managing director of Brabham Automotive said in a statement. He’s also the late Jack Brabham’s son, and a successful racer in his own right. Speed, apparently, runs in the family.