" As the wires are abuzz with the official launch paraphernalia of Maclaren Automotive, we had to make our perhaps predictable take on the new British supercar. Sure, if McLaren produce a production car it is going to be special. Of "
Brabham BT-92 – BMW M3 Monster
We can’t really work out how this thing came to be.
But in around 2009-10 a few editions of a carbon-bodied, hopped engined M3 coupé (specifically the E92 shape, hence Brabham’s name for the thing) were produced with the Brabham moniker attached.
The Australian F1 totem wasn’t necessarily involved in the build or the branding – and by all accounts the tweaked running gear didn’t roll well with the boosted performance – and the carbon body – a simulacrum of the original BMW architecture – was not at all successful in taming the twist and punch of all that power.
So: to call it a BMW would have been a travesty – and to call it a Brabham would be a nonsense in itself.
This is one of those rare mutants that fits only betwixt and between categories – neither a tuned up prod mod or a factory special – neither a diffusion edition of an F1 marque or a wholly new super car sleeper.
We like the flared stance and the idea that it’s a lonely edition of an already iconic car whose supercar pretence snuffed itself out of existence. We can’t really find out if any of these were sold. It either made someone – or lost someone a lot of money. Especially when rumours flew round about it costing quarter of a million of something – Euros, Dollars or Pounds. Pick any of those and we’re not sure it would’ve been worth it.
But hey, we haven’t driven the thing so maybe we’re wrong.
Any other info is appreciated…
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