Have you ever heard of the small series manufacturer Radford heard? They recently got the Radford Type 62-2 presented on the basis of the Lotus Evora and thus created a dreamy interpretation by the old coachbuilder Radford. Among other things with Jenson Button has a quartet (This also includes designer Mark Stubbs, engine specialist Ant Anstead, RA Roger Behle) the British brand Radford revived. If the name doesn't mean anything: The company founded by Harold Radford, as a typical coachbuilder, created special bodies for vehicles from Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Aston Martin until 1975 and was particularly known for shooting brake variants. And now Radford shows his LotusType 62-2 also as iconic John Player Special Edition. Of that, it should only be exact twelve vehicles give. All in black and gold and of course all technically based on the Lotus Evora.
3,5 liter V6 Toyota powerplant
And the Design from the former Lotus Formula 1 sponsor John Player Special suits the athlete very well, as we think. The official presentation of the limited model is planned for the Goodwood Revival (September 17-19). The current JPS edition is the result of the 62-2 "Classic" and "Gold Leaf" vehicles already shown, to which we will add a few technical details at the end of the post.
And have the 12 planned vehicles will not just a distinctive paintwork, you can even enjoy it technical changes. The edition is still easier, still faster and overall even more racing cars instead of road vehicles. The implemented tuning measures include, for example stronger compressorthat the 3,5-liter V6 Toyota engine as JPS formidable 600 PS instills. That is almost 100 horses more than in the "Gold Leaf" model.
Key data for the Lotus Type 62 "Gold Leaf"
Camera technology in the exterior mirrors, rear spoiler elements in ducktail style, two-piece light alloy wheels with central locking (18 and 19 inches), Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, flat underbody, rear diffuser, lettering on the rear, ceramic-coated tailpipes and titanium exhaust system , Monocoque chassis made of partly riveted and glued aluminum, elements made of composite materials, integrated roll bar, body made entirely of carbon, dry weight less than 1.000 kilograms, supercharged V6 mid-engine with 3,5-liter displacement, 507 hp due to improved pistons, connecting rods, camshafts & Engine control, seven-speed dual clutch transmission, limited-slip differential, chassis with coil springs and four-way adjustable dampers, brake system from AP Racing with four-piston calipers and steel or carbon-ceramic discs (JPS), ABS / traction control from racing, parking cameras front and rear, lift system on the front axle, inside mirror with camera technology, six inch display y, sound system with five speakers
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Radford Type 62-2: John Player Special Edition!
Photo credit: Radford
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