Radford Unveil It’s Type 62-2 Bremont Inspired Interior

Radford Type 62 Interior
Radford Type 62 Interior

Radford has unveiled its Lotus Type 62-2 sportscar interior at Bremont’s new 35,000 sq ft state-of-the-art Manufacturing & Technology centre…

Radford’s stylish and retro looking Lotus Type 62-2 will be strictly limited to only 62 examples worldwide, with each bespoke model built to the owner’s desired specification.

Let’s face it, we all love a row of analogue dials strewn across the dashboard, and there’s not many better mechanical timepieces than world-renowned makers, Bremont.

Radford Bremont Interior

The completely bespoke interior pays homage to the essence of Lotus’s lightweight philosophy. It features blacked-out window tinting with carbon fibre accents throughout, including a-pillars, headliner and floor lining, capturing the light, agile essence of its sportscar underpinning. The centrepiece of the cabin is a pair of beautiful Bremont dials, a clock and a stopwatch.

Mark Stubbs, Radford Design Director
“I always ask myself, what would Harold have done? Radford embraces and amplifies what the original manufacturer would do. We build upon it. With this interior, we still want it to be a Lotus Type 62-2, but with expert craftsmanship and using the finest materials available that don’t take anything away from a lightweight sportscar driving experience. This interior expertly finds the fine line between luxury bespoke and high-quality craftsmanship but whilst still conveying the essence of an out and out sportscar.

Radford Type 62 Interior

The purists can breath a deep sigh of relief too – Radford has designed a fully exposed gear linkage for the manual transmission, an embracing homage to the ‘last of the manual’ era of motor cars.

Type 62-2 John Player Special
Type 62-2 JPS

The start-stop button on the console is housed in a design that echoes the double ducktail exterior; a small visual queue to the spectacular iconic body shape. The interior also reflects elements of the JPS livery, with a perfectly balanced 2.5% blacked out cabin and subtle accents of gold.

Radford Bremont Interior

Keeping to the philosophy of a lightweight, driver-oriented sportscar, the UI screen is subtle and all the in-car controls are physical toggles and switches, crafted with the finest materials.

The digital screen has a user interface that is designed bespoke for the Type 62-2 and has customisable elements for each client. There are three smaller screens inside the cockpit, ​​one which flanks each side and one in the centre. These are the side view and rear camera displays, with external cameras built into the very small wing “mirrors” and at the rear of the car, as there’s no rear glass. The cameras give the driver the visual confidence of the view around them.

Radford Type 62 Interior

Another element of technology in the interior is hidden behind the build plaque, which will designate the build number of the strictly-limited 62 examples. It is sculpted from a floating, glass-fronted mounting piece, behind which is a magnetised mobile phone dock and wireless sheet charger. Drivers can connect via Bluetooth for navigation and audio – and specify their preferred position for the plaque, or request it to be deleted entirely for a completely uninterrupted driving experience.

Radford Type 62 Interior

Nick English, Co-Founder of Bremont:
“We’re thrilled to have been asked to create a beautiful mechanical rally timer featuring a stopwatch and clock for the interior of this car, all exquisitely engineered in Britain, just like the Radford Lotus Type 62-2 itself. Radford is reviving the art of coachbuilding and Bremont has been proudly spearheading the revival of British watchmaking for nearly 20 years, there is a lovely synergy between both businesses in terms of celebrating the best of British manufacturing and design.”

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