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Radford Motors Is Building 12 Type 62-2 Track Edition Cars

  • Dec 14, 2023
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Radford Motors Is Building 12 Type 62-2 Track Edition Cars

Paying homage to the Harold Radford-built 1969 Lotus Type 62 racer, the Radford Motors Type 62-2 is a Lotus Evora-based, coachbuilt supercar developed by the recently revived outfit alongside Lotus. Though the car was limited to only 62 units, Radford would later announce plans to enter an even higher-performance, heavily-modified, race-built version of the Type 62-2 that would be campaigned at the latest Pikes Peak International Hillclimb with none other than Tanner Foust at the helm. And after using the specially-built one-off to achieve first place in the race’s Exhibition Class, Radford has now announced that it will be building a limited run of replicas of Foust’s Pikes Peak racer dubbed the Radford Type 62-2 Track Edition. 

Unlike the regular aluminum-framed Type 62-2, the Track Edition benefits from the use of the same full carbon composite monocoque chassis used on the class-winning Pikes Peak racer. Sporting a myriad of 3D-printed elements, the car comes cloaked in a set of all-carbon fiber bodywork with a replica aero kit that’s adds an additional 4.5” of width to both sides of the racer. Like Foust’s Pikes Peak car, the Track Edition-spec Type 62-2 sports a massive front splitter, a central roof-mounted intake scoop, a huge diffuser, and an equally-big rear wing. Also borrowed from the hill-climber is a black and gold paint job modeled after the iconic John Players Special livery. 

Mounted behind the driver is a Toyota-sourced 3.5-liter V6, though very little of the original engine remains, as it’s been stripped down to the block and then built back up by Austrian tuning firm Jubu Performance, which managed to squeeze 710hp out of the lump — an increase of over 100hp over the standard 62-2. Coupled with the car’s extremely-svelte 1,898-pound curb weight, this power output ultimately enables the Track Edition Type 62-2 to reach 60mph from a complete standstill in just 2.9 seconds, and achieve a top speed exceeding 180mph. What’s more, the whole thing rides on a set of carbon fiber Dymag wheels shod in custom-developed Yokohama tires. As the car’s name suggests, this limited edition vehicle is a track-only model. 

Limited to just 12 units worldwide, the Radford Motors Type 62-2 Track Edition is available for order now with pricing set at approximately $1,000,000. Alongside the car itself, each unit also comes with a bespoke Sparco racing suit and matching helmet and pair of driving shoes, plus a pair of SALT driving sunglasses, spare wheels and tires, a laser alignment kit, a Type 62-2 TE-specific tool set from Mac Tools, and the opportunity to attend a driving academy with Jenson Button and Tanner Foust at the Radford Racing School. 

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