Brabham’s BT63 Concept Is a Wild-Looking GT2 Racer


Brabham’s BT63 Concept Is a Wild-Looking GT2 Racer

Brabham Automotive, one of the most dominant performers in F1 history, is expanding its motorsport reach. Based on the same platform as the road-going Brabham GT62R, the all-new GT63 GT2 Concept is a pure race car designed specifically for the 2022 season of the Fanatec GT2 European Series.

Like all current Brabham products, the GT63 GT2 Concept is centered around the company’s FIA-compliant spaceframe chassis. The chromoly steel construction ensures the platform is plenty rigid for motorsports use, while a built in safety cell protects drivers should the wheel-to-wheel action get a bit too aggressive. The race car is slated to be powered by a 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V-8 engine, complete with dry sump oiling and a race-ready exhaust system. The aero package has been reworked from the road car, with a new rear diffuser, front splitter and rear wing. As is required by the GT2 European Series, power output is expected to fall around the 600 hp mark. That power will be put through the axles via a six-speed sequential transmission. The GT2 Concept will have to weigh in at around 2800 pounds, according to the series power-to-weight regulations.

It will face off against some serious competition in the Fanatec GT2 European Series. Other entries on the grid include the Lamborghini Huracan Supertropheo GT2, the KTM X-Bow GT2, the Audi R8 LMS GT2, and the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Thankfully for racing fans, we don’t have to wait until the 2022 season to see how the Brabham stacks up. The automaker has been invited by SRO to compete in the final race of the 2021 season at Circuit Paul Ricard on October 1-3. A fitting debut location for the team, as that is the circuit that Brabham took home its final F1 victory back in 1985. For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.

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