Missed that thread. I agree that the marque is most familiar to those of us who remember Jack Brabham and his involvement with F1 and McLaren Can Am. I'm pleased enough to see the name on another race/track car, regardless of its relative and comparative potential. And, although the design isn't novel, to my eye, it's still beautiful.
For me, the stumbling block (of the business case) will not be an aesthetic one per se, but the fact that, as you say, the design is not novel. The P15 GTR and the Valkyrie are orders of magnitude less attractive/more unattractive than the BT62 is, but for each of the former there is an audience simply because there is nothing else like it. Some people seem to like ugly, whilst perhaps not so many may like normal.
Because of the utterly OTT nature of all these cars, the owners will be looking to "make a statement" by associating themselves with them, and that is more easily done with the P15 GTR and Valkyrie than with the BT62 - even if the statement they're making is, "I've got bad taste and a need to show it!"
Last edited by New Britain; 05-06-2018 at 10:28 PM.