It Really Is a Track Car for the Street
Always wanted to drive the Brabham Automotive BT62 around your neighborhood and watch your neighbors drool? Well, soon you’ll be able to do just that. The former track-only car will have a street-legal option soon. Brabham will offer a Road Compliance Conversion option to BT62 buyers.
The road conversion will add to the existing car as an expensive option to make it road legal. With that said, CEO David Brabham himself said the car isn’t a street car. Here’s what he said:
We designed the BT62 to be an unrestricted, thoroughbred track car, and our extensive test program has revealed it to be all of those things. This isn’t a car designed for the road. With that said, it’s clear some customers are keen to have a road compliant option with their BT62, particularly to drive to and from the track. My father Jack was always customer focused, and we will continue with that ethos.
That sounds almost like he’s offering it reluctantly. Still, I’m thrilled it’s offered. This makes the BT62 an even more amazing machine.
Hitting the Street Won’t be Cheap
The BT62 carries with it a roughly $1.4 million price tag. If you want to add the Road Compliance Conversion option, add roughly $190,000 to that figure.
The conversion option right now is just for UK buyers. As Autoblog rightly points out, the changes to the car are more than just some fancy paperwork for the car. Brabham will perform the alterations to the vehicle. The street-legal cars come with a small lift kit for street use, revised steering, door locks, air conditioning, additional interior upholstery, and immobilizers.
As of right now, North American buyers don’t have the Road Compliance Conversion as an option. Brabham mentioned working with other countries to get the car road compliant elsewhere.