Brabham Automotive has confirmed a new Road Compliance Conversion option for its limited edition BT62 track car, which will make the vehicle road legal.
Desire for occasional road use has been one of the key factors in Brabham Automotive bringing out this option.
The road compliant conversion process for the BT62 will take place in the UK and costs £150,000 in addition to the list price of the car. It will be handled by Brabham Automotive ahead of registration. A similar process is being undertaken in Australia and Brabham Automotive will aim to fulfill requests for a similar conversion in other jurisdictions.
Dan Marks, Commercial Director of Brabham Automotive: “Customers have the flexibility of completing the Brabham Driver Development Programme before converting their BT62 or requesting that their BT62 be delivered as a road compliant version. Given these cars are limited editions, tailored to the needs of each owner, we are keen to provide this flexibility to our customers where we can.”
Each BT62 with this option selected will be put through the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) IVA (Individual Vehicle Approval) test. This test ensures it has been designed and constructed to meet and achieve all regulatory and legal standards to see the BT62 on the open road
Brabham Automotive will make specification changes to make the BT62 more useable on the road. Key changes will include raising the ride height, increasing the steering lock range, adding air conditioning, fitting door locks and immobilisers, and including additional high-quality upholstery in the interior. While weight will increase, the BT62 will still have a power output of 700bhp.
The first road-compliant BT62 is expected to be delivered in summer 2019.
Commenting on the BT62 Road Compliance Conversion, David Brabham Managing Director of Brabham Automotive said: “We designed the BT62 to be an unrestricted, thoroughbred track car and our extensive test programme 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.”