Only 62 bespoke models will be built.
British coachbuilder Radford is making a comeback and has assembled a formidable team that should make its new car a success. Not only is former F1 driver Jenson Button helping to revive the company but when Radford's car was teased earlier this month, we learned that it would be based on Lotus technology.
Models like the Lotus Evora GT are incredible driver's cars and that's why the new Radford model - codenamed Project 62 - should be enormous fun to drive but only for a lucky few. Radford has confirmed that only 62 examples will be produced.
Project 62 is a mid-engined coupe that seats just two and is based on the 1969 Lotus Type 62 prototype race car pictured here. As the first modern Radford, the company says that it will be comfortable but this won't come at the expense of a poised and engaging driving experience. As is often the case with coach-built cars, each of the 62 examples will be unique and personalized to match the tastes of the owner.
"As a British car lover, I am excited that Radford has the honor of working alongside Lotus to pay homage to the truly stunning original Type 62 from 1969," said Button. "We are working hard to ensure we do this car justice."
Car designer Mark Stubbs said that Project 62 successfully "evokes the passion" of the original Lotus 62 project. Ant Anstead, broadcaster and motor specialist, said that the Project 62 "embodies the historic attributes of the brand - it is coachbuilt, luxurious, and exclusive."
There has been a lot of interest in the new model and applications are now being accepted. All 62 customers will have the bonus of attending a one-day track event where Jenson Button himself will instruct them on taking the Project 62 around the track. More details about the car will be shared later this year and the coupe itself will also be revealed imminently. We look forward to seeing the end result.