Brabham BT62

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  1. ProjectWHaT

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    Double post, but:

    https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/news/road-cars/brabham-launches-bt62-hypercar
     
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    You could call it a Ferrari and no one would bat an eye.
     
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    For some reason, I'm quite suckered in by this compared to other GenericLondonSupercarLaunches.exe

    I'd love for this to actually sell well and get Brabham somewhere back on the map.
     
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    It's got that knockoff GTA sports car vibe to it and I can't seem to find anything I truly like about it. I do like the idea of painting them in a way reminescent to the old Brabhams, but the whole thing just looks like a hodge-podge of every supercar currently available put together.
     
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    Not a fan of looks, two tone paint on the front end doesn't help either.
    But 700HP V8 in a sub-1000kg car will surely be amazing.
     
  10. ProjectWHaT

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    A couple more pictures

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    Not a fan, tbh.
     
  11. Eunos_Cosmo

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    I really want to know more about that engine.
     
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    I'm with others that it looks rather generic. At the same time though, there's still a certain charm about it that helps it stand out. Might be that it's a full-fledged race car; road car would likely lose a lot of its necessary aggressiveness for racing, and be easily forgotten.
     
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    Looks like a lamborghini from the front.

    Looks like the Mclaren Senna from the back.

    And it reminds me of ferrari from the sides.

    :)
     
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    I think it looks great.
     
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    With this one and the Fittipaldi VGT spawning some functioning cars it would be great to see two ex F1 constructors go against eachother.
     
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    Honestly, I think if that had a Pagani or Lamborghini badge on it, it wouldn't be labelled as generic. An unknown or not yet successful manufacturer or a name being revived after being long dead will almost always be called generic at first.

    Does it look like a GTA car? Yeah, a little bit. But some GTA cars look great and they take their styling cues from successful, real world cars.

    /opinion
     
  17. AudiMan2011

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    Looks like a mutant cross between the new Alpine and the Ford GT with Veneno rear lights. Looks less generic and more vaporware.
     
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    Hmmm... I don't recall Elon Musk promising something to do with making it...
     
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    I think it looks reasonably good for a startup's effort. It doesn't look very 'man in shed' like most of them do. It actually reminds of a Ridge Racer car, it's quite derivative at the rear but the rest kinda works.

    I do wonder if this is actually going to become a reality because we all know the track record with new UK supercar companies!
     
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    It doesn't really bear design language from either, so it probably would. For good or ill, both of those are steeped in particular identifying styling cues.

    If this looks anything like either, I'd say it's most like a Lamborghini that's had a go in an oversized rock tumbler.
     
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    A car that is pleasurable to look at from all angles. Looks like an amazing combination between Lamborghini and Ferrari visual elements (also the rims appear slightly aggressive and abstract, but not too crazy), along with the front air scoops and resembling the AMG Project One. And look at that engine! Absolutely beautiful car! :)
    If this is what we (Australia) can achieve in the hypercar industry, then we're off to a very solid start indeed.
     
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    Fittipaldi EF7 mates with McLaren Senna.

    With all of these cars coming out named for famous multiple F1 world champions, I wonder when we're going to get a Mercedes Lauda (perhaps Mercedes will rename the Project ONE), or a 650hp Lotus Hill.
     
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    From the very beginning, I've been very fond of Brabham cars, so I'm glad to see this one. I once built a winning racing kart with the power to weight ratio of a BT19 F1 car, and if I had the dough I'd buy a BT8 for historical racing!

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    Good to see them keep the tradition of the Aussie V8, and good to see Brabham back in the spotlight. Here's hoping thy can generate success from this

    Also, does this mean Australia will have a car industry again? :p
     
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    Whew. Thought it was just me. I don't know what it is. Just seems kind of "generic supercar" to me?
     
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    Yeah, but what's it's time around the 'ring?

    *ducks*
     
  28. Nacho Libre

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    Amazing, not a single styling clue that is original or stands out. The bottom front end could be Lamborghini, the top front end Ferrari, the sides and rear end recent McLaren... The color scheme and number maybe?
     
  29. CCLOPES

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    Holy crap. An independent manufacturer made a car that doesn't look like a PoS. The Devil Sixteen could learn a thing or too.
     
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    I absolutely adore it...
     
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