Aussie-built Brabham BT63 GT2 to race

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BT63 GT2 FrontAussie-built Brabham racer to compete in the Euro GT2 Championship from 2022

Brabham Automotive has revealed a new variant of its BT62 competition car that’ll compete in the 2022 European GT2 championship alongside rivals from Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini and KTM. Currently revealed as a concept, the BT63 GT2 Concept has been designed specifically to conform to European GT2 rules, and will be available to run in 2022.

BT63 GT2 FrontKey changes over the BT62 include a new aero package that’ll conform to GT2 rules, and a lower-specification powertrain that’ll produce around 450kW. This makes the Ford-derived dry-sump 5.4-litre V8 engine around 75kW down on the standard BT62, and will still be connected to the rear wheels, driving through a pneumatic sequential transmission.

BT63 GT2 Rear LightsGT2 regulations also require a higher minimum weight than many other racing classes, meaning the BT63 will hit the scales at somewhere between 1250-1300kg, a substantial rise over the BT62’s 975kg dry weight. Like all of Brabham’s racers, its construction is slightly more old fashioned than most new-age rivals from the larger OEMs, with a tubular steel chassis clothed in carbonfibre skin.

BT63 BB Rear Quarter 002Double-wishbone pushrod suspension also remains, however deeper technical elements like the braking package, specific spring and damper setup and anti-roll bars have yet to be specified.

BT63 GT2 RoofThe BT63 GT2 will be priced from around AUD$640,000, not including local taxes, with full factory support available. This makes it one of the more affordable options in the GT2 class for privateer entries.

Jordan Kaitsianis

 

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