Radford debuts ultra-exclusive JPS Lotus Type 62-2
Posted on 21 Oct 2021 and read 790 times
Type 62-2 made by the recently formed company H Radford (Coachbuilders) Ltd
(Radford was inspired by the legendary British coachbuilding company of the same name, which once built cars for celebrity clientele) and in the distinctive John Player Special (JPS) livery, made its global public debut at the recent Goodwood Revival
, following its launch earlier in September.
Radford’s Type 62-2 will be limited to 62 examples worldwide, with each model built to the owner’s specification. Of those 62 cars, only 12 will be JPS liveried cars; 12 was selected as the number is synonymous with the legendary racing driver Ayrton Senna, whose JPS-liveried cars always wore the number 12 on their coachwork.
Demand for the Type 62-2 has been very strong since it was launched, with more deposits taken at the Revival. Later this year, Radford will begin the process of allocating owners to each of the limited run of 62 cars, with the first delivery to an owner set to take place in 2022.
The JPS car is the most extreme version of the first modern Radford, and the third and final version of the car to be announced. It sits alongside the ‘Classic’ version, which provides subtle design cues to the original Type 62 Lotus car (it does not have rear ducktails), and a ‘Gold Leaf’ version that pays homage to the race car’s iconic Gold Leaf livery.
The car displayed at Revival
featured a more pronounced splitter, larger air intakes and more aggressive front and rear diffusers than any of the other Type 62-2 variants. This particular JPS Type 62-2 is powered by a 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine producing 600bhp.
Radford is co-owned by leading designer Mark Stubbs, broadcaster and motoring specialist Ant Anstead, and former FIA Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, along with business adviser and lawyer Roger Behle.