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Brabham's track-only BT62 will make its US debut in Monterey

The car will be on display all over the peninsula during car week and will serve as a rolling tribute to Dan Gurney.

Brabham Automotive

The silly-fast and very loud Brabham BT62 is finally getting its US debut during Monterey's Car Week later this month. The car on display will be a tribute to legendary American racing driver Dan Gurney who passed away earlier this year.

The car is set to make appearances at a number of high-profile events throughout the week including at Michelin's stand at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Friday, Aug. 24 and Sunday, Aug. 26. Over the week the car will also appear McCall's Motorworks Revival on Wednesday, Aug. 22, and at the Exotics on Cannery Row on Saturday, Aug. 25 so those in attendance shouldn't have much trouble catching a glimpse of it.

The Brabham BT62 will get its US debut later this month in Monterey, California.

Brabham Automotive

"I've enjoyed great success in the United States over the course of my racing career, as did my father, Sir Jack, and brother Geoff Brabham, who is a member of the Motorsport Hall of Fame of America," said David Brabham, managing director of Brabham Automotive. "As a country, the US holds great significance for the family, and continued importance for the Brabham racing dynasty, and we're proud to be showcasing the car to the world's most discerning motoring enthusiasts at Monterey Car Week."

The BT62 is a track-only supercar, powered by a sonorous naturally aspirated V8 which makes 720 horsepower per ton and has no trouble flinging the featherweight Brabham off towards the horizon.

Brabham Automotive has given a nod to Jack Brabham's original green and gold BT19, but the other 30 of the first batch of cars will each celebrate a different Brabham F1 win.

Brabham Automotive

Prospective owners of the car can expect to shell out $1.3 million for the privilege but on the plus side, it comes with a custom driver training program where they will be mentored by David Brabham himself along with other Brabham drivers. So, you know, that's cool.

If you want more information about the BT62 and to hear its 5.4-liter Brabham-built V8, check out this amazing video that the Carfection crew made: