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It's hard to make a BMW M3 any more bad-ass than it already is. Fortunately Brabham Racing is up to the task, as you can see from the image above.

If the name sounds familiar, it could be because it's one of the best known names in racing. Or at least it was. Founded in 1960 by legendary Australian F1 driver Jack Brabham, the racing constructor went bust from financial liabilities in 1992, but not before winning the F1 drivers' title four times and the constructors' crown twice with such noted drivers as Dan Gurney, both Damon and Graham Hill, Niki Lauda and Nelson Piquet. Brabham's own 1966 title remains the only championship won in a car bearing its driver's name. Now after a nearly 16-year hiatus, Brabham is back, and it's starting out by modifying BMWs.

Brabham will be offering modded Bimmers for road and track, and will be showcasing a trio of street-legal Bavarian monsters at the upcoming Essen Motor Show in Germany. They will include the M5-based BT 60, the X6-based BT 70 and the M3-based BT 92 you see above. Little else is known at this point, but you can bet we'll be keeping our eyes peeled. Press release after the jump.

[Source: Brabham]


Return of a Legend: Brabham Racing at the Essen Motor Show 2008

One of the most illustrious names of automotive history has returned. After numerous successes in Formula One and being dormant for nearly sixteen years, the legendary motor racing brand was relaunched.

Despite its long absence, the renowned company still has to meet high expectations. Its vehicles are designed according to highest quality standards and manufactured by using state-of-the-art technology. Consequently, development programmes designed for the automotive industry and Formula One manufacturing techniques are employed as well. '

By using wireframe models, maximum precision is guaranteed already during the construction process. The engines' increased performance forced the constructors to develop technically independent high-performance braking systems. In addition to this, all carbon-fibre body parts used for the production of Brabham racing cars are cured in autoclaves - these quality characteristics are visible at the first and even at the second glance one gets of each new Brabham model.

At the relaunch on the Essen Motor Show 2008, Brabham Racing will already present three models: the BRABHAM BT 92 based on the BMW M3, the BRABHAM BT 60 based on the BMW M5 as well as the BT 70 - a sporty interpretation of the SUV X6. Each of these models embodies the company's message: high-tech, quality, sportiness, design, exclusiveness and history.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      don't like that snout. looks like a pit bull.
        • 6 Years Ago
        But no lipstick.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Talk about a HORRIBLE photoshop. Ugh, people, really? That's gross.
      • 6 Years Ago
      is this anything to do with the old Brabham team in Chessington, Surrey (called Activa I believe now and part of Yamaha) or anything to do with the Brabham family.

      If it is great. If it isn't, thats a shame
      • 6 Years Ago
      I dunno, how much more crap can you put on a car? It is cool to see a company with such a heritage, but that car just looks...like german rice.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't really like it. Looks like they took inspiration from the IS-F, which is a very, very bad thing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Photoshop for sure! They should employ Vorsteiner to make their body kit.
      Front View

      Back View
      • 6 Years Ago
      Brabham is back... SWEEEEEEEETTTT!!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Essen Motor Show runs Nov. 29th - Dec. 6th.

      The Brabham family have a lot of history in motor racing. Jack Brabham's F1 car was powered by a Repco engine . . that engine was a modified version of the aluminum block Buick/Olds V-8 engines of the early 1960's, GM's first attempt at building compact cars. (Think Buick Special and Olds F-85).

      Black-Jack Brabham introduced the rear engined car concept to the Indy 500. The rest is history.

      Welcome back Brabham!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not liking the wheels, but the overall design isn't bad.

      It's nice to see Brabham back in the car scene though. :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      am I the only one who thinks that rendering is hideous? and I love the e92...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Damon Hill won the championsgip with Williams, not Brabham
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks even more like a pissed off schnauzer.....and thats one bad ass dog.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Haha, it does! (And is!)
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