The mighty Brabham BT62 set a brand new lap file on Australia's well-known Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales.
The circuit is dwelling to Australia's most well-known endurance race, the Bathurst 1000, which takes place yearly in October as a part of the Supercars Championship. As well as, the Mount Panorama circuit additionally hosts the 12-hour endurance race in Bathurst.
As a part of the BT62's present testing regime, restricted to racing solely, Brabham participated within the circuit for a collection of exhibition excursions with Supercars racer Luke Youlden on the wheel. Extremely, the automobile managed to set a brand new lap file, with a time of only one: 58.69.
To place that point in perspective, the earlier lap file was held by Christopher Mies, who clocked a lap of 1: 59.291 ultimately 12 months's Bathurst Problem in an Audi R8 Extremely GT3 race automobile. He was the primary individual to dive below the 2-minute barrier. Australian V8 Supercars often wait about 2 minutes 5 seconds in qualifying for the Bathurst 1000.
What makes the Brabham BT62's time significantly spectacular is that the automobile comes from an organization that’s new to the world of excessive efficiency manufacturing automobiles.
The BT62's energy provide is a naturally aspirated 5.Four-liter V8, mounted on the heart of the pump, creating 700 hp and 666 Nm (492 lb-ft) of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed sequential transmission with shift paddles that sends energy to the rear wheels.
Whereas the BT62 is highly effective, its engine will not be its greatest weapon. It might be the mix of an exceptionally low weight (solely 972 kg) and the truth that it produces greater than 1200 kg (2645 lb) of assist. Which explains how he managed to beat this R8 GT3 racer.