Radford, renowned for its successful dynamic debut of the Type 62-2 in the previous year’s supercar paddock, has chosen the prestigious 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed to unveil its latest limited series Track Edition, the Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Edition.
During the thrilling 30th Annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, which took place from 13th to 16th July, Radford proudly presented the Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Edition in the esteemed Ballroom Paddock. This extraordinary vehicle represents the first of the Track Editions, demonstrating the team’s ability to craft bespoke race cars capable of conquering the most demanding challenges.
Triumph at the 101st Hill Climb Event
The Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Edition exhibited its prowess by securing first place in the Exhibition Class at the 101st running of the iconic hill climb event on Sunday, 25 June 2023. Accomplishing an impressive time of 09:37.326, the car was masterfully piloted by Tanner Foust, the renowned Rally and Race Car Driver. Notably, this marked Foust’s first time breaking the fabled 10-minute mark, adding to the vehicle’s exceptional achievement.
The Track Editions, limited to only 12 vehicles, are meticulously tailored to meet each client’s exact specifications. These cutting-edge vehicles boast the latest technology, initially developed for the road car but further enhanced and engineered for the track versions. A notable highlight is the newly developed carbon monocoque chassis, which is 50% lighter yet three times stronger than its predecessor.
A Customizable and Luxurious Cockpit
The interior panels and structural walls of the cockpit have undergone an engineering overhaul, now featuring exposed carbon construction. This unique design approach offers customers the opportunity to personalize their driving experience by either covering the carbon elements with high-quality leather or leaving them exposed for a more visceral feel.
For owners of the Pikes Peak Edition, Radford has included an exclusive ‘Track Package.’ This package comprises a Sparco bespoke customer driving suit, bespoke driving shoes, SALT driving sunglasses, helmets, and racing gloves. Additionally, customers can acquire a custom poster and special edition car cover.
Specialized Support and Training
Purchasers of the Track Edition will benefit from specialized tyre support from Yokohama. Furthermore, they will receive an extra set of wheels and tyres, tyre warmers, a laser alignment kit, and a tool set by Mac Tools. An extraordinary opportunity awaits these drivers as they will have the privilege of training with two legends: Jenson Button and Tanner Foust at the Radford Racing School. Moreover, customers can immerse themselves in the excitement of in-class driving series races.
Jenson Button, in sharing his thoughts on the Type 62-2 Track Edition, expressed, “With each vehicle we make, we strive to honour our unique, iconic heritage and want to ensure that this car is a pure driver’s car that delivers the luxury of a Radford. The Track Edition is the perfect embodiment of this – harking back to Radford’s coachbuilding legacy while simultaneously looking to the future with high-end engineering. We’re always working on the car – putting months of setup and tweaking into it to make sure it feels great, and is well-balanced in high and low-speed corners, running faultlessly.”
Radford’s VP of Marketing, Izzy Roa, emphasized the brand’s commitment to motorsport as a means of refining and developing their cars, stating, “Yes, our cars are beautiful, but they are fast and competitive too. And just like brands have been doing for decades, Radford also develops our cars on the track, and that competitive refinement shows up in our road cars too.”
The 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed witnessed the dazzling debut of the Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Edition, a remarkable creation by Radford. With its triumph at the hill climb event and the promise of exceptional engineering and customization, this Track Edition has carved its name among the finest race cars in the automotive world. Radford’s dedication to creating high-performance vehicles with a touch of luxury continues to set it apart as a true icon in the industry.