The Lotus-based Radford Type 62-2 shows off its retro-styled interior


Radford presented based in England the Type 62-2, a limited edition coupe with a trendy design, early 2021. But he didn’t show us the interior. Now, Radford has finally revealed what the car looks like inside, and it’s a blend of retro style cues and modern technology that enthusiasts will love.

At first glance, the cockpit of the Type 62-2 appears to come from another era. The driver faces a meaty three-spoke steering wheel, the gearshift link is exposed, and there’s a pair of Bremont instruments (one is a clock, the other is a stopwatch) positioned on the passenger side of the dashboard. We could describe a rally car from the 1970s. However, a closer inspection reveals the features buyers have come to expect from a car in 2021.

Look behind the steering wheel (whose spokes are made with carbon fiber) and you will see a digital instrument cluster with a layout that can be configured by each buyer. You could, in theory, ask for the tachometer to be front and center, for example. Screens positioned on either side of the dashboard show footage from the cameras replacing the exterior mirrors, and a phone dock that doubles as a wireless charger is hidden behind the build plate located on the center console. Users can set the phone there to access navigation and music apps.

Buyers will have three basic trim levels to choose from: Classic, Gold Leaf and John Player Special. Each will receive a specific look inspired by the liveries that lotus Race cars have been used in the past, although buyers will be encouraged to configure their car exactly how they want it. What won’t change is the engine – it’s a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 that has found its way into the Type 62-2 from Toyota through the emirate of the lotus. Mounted on a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, it spreads over 430 Power in the Classic model, around 500 in the Gold Leaf, and around 600 in the John Player Special thanks in part to a specific compressor.

Radford will build 62 units of the Type 62-2 and production is expected to begin before the end of 2021. Deliveries will begin in early 2022. Pricing information has not been announced, but don’t expect this rare, largely built British coupe. by hand to come up with a bargain price.

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