Brabham BT63 GT2 Concept 2021

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Brabham BT63 GT2 Concept '21
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Fearlessly determined and continuously pushing boundaries, Brabham Automotive designs the world’s most dynamic cars. Borne of a racing legacy like no other, Brabham Automotive is driven by the same singular vision that motivated Sir Jack Brabham’s domination in Formula 1.

The Brabham name remains one of the world’s most iconic motorsport marques with a lineage of champion racers, engineers and innovators. Brabham Automotive continues that rich heritage, driving the Brabham story into the 21st century to once again design and manufacture cars that defy convention.

The BT63 GT2 Concept is a new Brabham race car, following the success of the BT62. Brabham Automotive has announced its intention to compete in the 2022 GT2 European Series with the new Brabham BT63 GT2 Concept.

The BT63 GT2 Concept uses a new engine set up with a 5.2 litre, dry-sump, naturally aspirated V8 engine, producing approximately 600 bhp to align with GT2 weight to power regulations, but still providing prodigious power to the rear wheels via a 6-speed, racing-spec transmission.

It has a reduced aerodynamics package featuring a new rear diffuser, new front splitter and new rear wing, all of which have been modelled on the BT62R with an emphasis on straight line speed.

The Brabham BT63 GT2 Concept is manufactured using Brabham Automotive’s lightweight, chromoly steel spaceframe chassis. This FIA-compliant chassis features an inbuilt safety cell with extreme torsional rigidity for improved suspension performance and predictability while also protecting the driver from injury.

The interior of the BT63 GT2 Concept is race-car spartan, delivering everything a driver needs for fast lap times with no distractions. Driver aids include motorsport-ABS, traction control, and power-assisted steering, all with fine-tune controls available via the Brabham Automotive multi-function steering wheel. The BT63 GT2 Concept features full on-board telemetry with assistance from Brabham Automotive’s own in-house engineering team available when required.

Suspension is via lightweight double wishbones with machined uprights and adjustable anti-roll bars, front and rear. High-performance Brembo steel brakes and racing slick tyres on 18-inch racing wheels provide ample stopping power for slow-in, fast-out cornering.

The Brabham BT63 GT2 has a target weight of between 1250kg and 1300kg, conforming with GT2 regulations for a 2:1 weight-to-power ratio.

With Brabham Automotive’s recent achievements in Britcar and GT Cup Championship, entry into the 2022 GT2 European Series will contribute to the continued success of the iconic marque.


SPECIFICATIONS

OVERVIEW

• Manufacturer: Brabham Automotive
• Country: Australia
• Year: 2021
• Type: Race car
• Division: Gr.3

ENGINE
• Engine: Brabham V8
• Power: 600 HP / 7700 rpm
• Torque: 664 Nm / 6200 rpm
• Engine location: Mid
• Displacement: 5200 cc
• Aspiration: Naturally aspirated (NA)
• Lubrication: Dry sump

PERFORMANCE
• 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) Time: Unknown
• Top Speed: Unknown
• Power-to-weight ratio: ≈0.46 to ≈0.48 hp/kg

DRIVETRAIN
• Drive: Rear wheel drive
• Body: Carbon fiber monocoque
• Gearbox: 6-Speed sequential transmission
• Steering: Power steering
• Suspension: Double wishbone suspension

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
• Lenght: --- mm
• Width: --- mm
• Height: --- mm
• Weight: ≈1250 to ≈1300 kg

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What does that even mean?
I have no idea, even taking into account that this statement comes from an automaker that is barely 3 years old. Perhaps they are referring to earlier race cars made by the Brabham Racing Organization, such as the Brabham BT46B.

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