Supercar to be built in the north

CAR manufacturing will return to the north of Adelaide after the State Government confirmed one of the hottest and most exclusive supercars in the world will be built at Edinburgh Parks.

Car manufacturer Brabham Automotive – named after former Australian Formula One champion and motorsport legend Sir Jack Brabham – has announced it would build its track-only Brabham BT-62 hyper car at the ZF Lemforder factory just down the road from Elizabeth’s former Holden manufacturing plant.

Industry and Skills minister David Pisoni confirmed the State Government had committed $1.4 million to make the agreement possible and that around 200 jobs would be created as a result.

The BT-62 vehicle contains a 5.4-litre V8 engine and was unveiled for the first time at Australia House in London last week.

It’s estimated to cost $1.8 million per vehicle, and will be limited to just 70 vehicles – a number which commemorates the 70 years since the beginning of Mr Brabham’s illustrious motoring career.

It’s understood Brabham Automotive plans to race the vehicle in the annual 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance racing event.

Tom Staggard

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Born and raised in Adelaide's northern suburbs, Tom attended Tyndale Christian School in Salisbury East before studying journalism at the University of South Australia. Tom joined The Bunyip in June 2017 after previously working in the Adelaide Hills for The Courier newspaper in Mount Barker and the Weekender Herald in Crafers. As part of his role, Tom will cover the Adelaide Plains and Playford council regions. Away from work, he is a massive sports fan and loves all things football, cricket, basketball and soccer.

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