Sport The Radford Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Edition has been designed to compete in the legendary Colorado test and is equipped with a V6 engine with 710 HP of power.
Radford is a mythical British car brand that disappeared and was rescued by Jason Batton Ant Anstead. On the occasion of the next edition of the climb to Pikes Peak, he has created this Radford Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Editionan edition developed exclusively for the mythical test.
The car is practically a competition version of the street model to compete in the 101st edition of the legendary climb in Colorado, which will take place on June 25, with the American pilot Tanner Foust at the wheel.
Sport Radford Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Edition, exclusive to the mythical climb
The Radford Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Edition has a series of modifications that make it very different from the model from which it derives. An example is the carbon fiber monocoque chassiswhich is 23 centimeters wider than the standard aluminum one.
In addition, it incorporates a front and rear subframe, a new suspension geometry and a new flat bottom, to which must be added various aerodynamic improvements throughout the body, with elements made of carbon fiber. All this focused on getting the best time on Pikes Peak.
Under the hood, we have the 3.5 liter supercharged V6 engine by means of a volumetric compressor that develops 710 CV of power, sent directly to the rear wheels, through a sequential cam gearbox. With this configuration and, thanks to a weight of 861 kg, the Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Edition passes from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.2 seconds and reaches 257 km/h.
“It is an honor to have the opportunity to drive this machine at the Pikes Peak Circuit. It has been fantastic to work with the entire team at Radford and I am looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the Radford Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Edition,” said Tanner Foust.
Initial testing of the Radford Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Edition will take place at the Radford Racing School, Radford’s official test track in Phoenix, Arizona, which has been the road car’s proving ground. Before the Pikes Peak climb, the car will be put to the test during traditional pre-event test sessions.