Brabham Automotive has celebrated its second birthday, bringing the iconic name back to motorsport.
Since the Brabham BT62 was unveiled at Australia House, London, UK, the company has established a facility in Adelaide, South Australia, launching multiple versions of the BT62.
As Australia’s only OEM, Brabham occupies 2,500m2 of a facility that houses Precision Buses.
Brabham has numerous bays for different phases of vehicle assembly including a carbon composite workshop, engineering offices with 3D printing facilities, and meeting rooms.
The facility also houses Fusion Composites, which supplies Brabham with carbon-fiber components.
Dan Marks, CEO of Brabham Automotive, said, “What we have created here is a production facility that suits our current requirements as a niche manufacturer but is also easily scalable as our business grows. There is plenty of space for us to scale-up both Brabham Automotive and Fusion Composites as activity in both businesses increases.”
The team is growing with members from manufacturers including McLaren and Ferrari, and racing series such as Formula E and V8 Supercars.
The BT62 was launched with the Ultimate Track spec, powered by a 700bhp 5.4-liter naturally aspirated V8.
It broke lap records around Australia including Mount Panorama at Bathurst.
The racing version, the BT62 Competition was launched in November 2019 aimed at gentlemen drivers and professionals.
Sporting director David Brabham is aiming to see the BT Competition competing at Le Mans in 2022 or 2023.
The BT62 Competition’s arrival coincided with David Brabham and Will Powell driving the BT62 to a historic debut victory at Brands Hatch in the Dunlop Britcar Endurance Series.
Brabham is supplying its first customer competition vehicles this year for the Dunlop series.