Radford Reveals Watch-Inspired Cabin Of Type 62-2

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This is truly special.

The Lotus Emira has just touched down in America as the British sports car manufacturer aims to once again appeal to a wider audience. We've got our fingers firmly crossed with the hope that Lotus will make its revival stick this time, and we're looking forward to seeing more and more new models. Those are all good and well, but old Lotus vehicles are arguably even more enticing, and one company that is taking advantage of our love for classic British sports cars is Radford. The company revealed its new creation - called the Lotus Type 62-2 - back in August, and now it's finally giving us a peek at the cabin through an exclusive showcase at Bremont Watch Company's new Henley-on-Thames facility in the UK.

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The cabin takes inspiration from Bremont luxury watches and features an analog stopwatch and a clock made by the company. "We've got the same milled and turned finish from the body of the clocks in our switches, so we've really integrated them and embraced what Bremont has crafted into this design," says design director Mark Stubbs. "The analog displays are a beautiful homage to the era of the Type 62-2 and its heritage."

These sit on the passenger side of the dash, but they're not the only things to look at. Plenty of carbon fiber surrounds the exposed linkage of the polished shifter and handbrake lever. The sixth element is also used to fashion the leather-clad steering wheel and the decorative trim around the lower knobs on the dash, which gets leather with contrast stitching. A digital screen ahead of the driver will provide all the vitals that you need when behind the wheel, with three smaller ones on each side of the cabin and in the middle of the dash acting as rearview mirrors.

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The pedals are made of polished metal but you'll likely be more interested in those sporty bucket seats. These are trimmed in leather and suede, possibly Alcantara, and boast a pair of four-point harnesses for each seat. Those who have experienced negative g forces while wearing a five-point harness will be thankful that the restraints aren't any more extreme, as will future generations that the driver may wish to bring into the world. As the black-and-gold theme (which is "perfectly balanced" with 2.5% of the cabin blacked-out) suggests, this interior comes from the John Player Special-liveried Type 62-2. We look forward to seeing more exciting color combinations.

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