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700HP Brabham 5.4 liter V8 Engine BT62 Start Up

Just listen to the lovely exhaust note of the Brabham BT62 driving up the Goodwood hillclimb during the Festival of Speed 2019. This beast is powered by a Ford-derived 5.4 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine which is able to produce 700hp @ 7400 rpm.

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Brabham’s BT62 is a track-oriented supercar, and a symbol for the Brabham family’s racing dynasty, which it seeks to rebuild.The BT62 debuts in green and gold livery.Paying homage to the colours of the single-seater race car driven by Jack Brabham at the French Grand Prix in 1966 — his first Formula One victory in one of his own cars.

The BT62 is set to boast a power-to-weight ratio of 730 PS per tonne, and will have a dry weight of just 972kg,the Brabham BT62 produces more than 1200kg of downforce.

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Power goes to the rear wheels through a six-speed Holinger sequential-shift racing transmission controlled by steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, and stopping is handled by carbon-to-carbon disc brakes, with carbon pads actuated by six pistons acting on carbon rotors.