Radford Type 62-2 Conquers the Mountain

Features, Racing I By Justin Cornelison I June 29, 2023
Radford Type 62-2 Pikes Peak

The Radford Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Special Edition had an amazing run up the mountain at the 101st running of the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This bespoke one-off model, specifically designed for the event, dominated the Exhibition Class and emerged victorious, capturing the imagination of motorsport enthusiasts worldwide.

Radford Type 62-2

Piloted by the skilled and experienced Tanner Foust, a previous Pikes Peak champion, the Radford Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Edition showcased its exceptional performance by setting an impressive time of 09:37.326. Foust’s expertise behind the wheel, combined with the car’s remarkable capabilities, finally achieved a long-awaited milestone for the driver, breaking the fabled ten-minute mark.

The brainchild of Radford CEO and Co-Founder, Ant Anstead, the Pikes Peak Edition exemplifies the brand’s dedication to creating unique and high-performance vehicles. With the iconic mountain climb as its inspiration, the Radford team left no stone unturned in engineering and chassis upgrades to ensure optimum performance.

Radford Type 62-2

The Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Edition boasts a supercharged 3.5L V6 DOHC engine, meticulously crafted by JUBU Performance, one of the project’s valued partners. This custom-built drivetrain, capable of producing an awe-inspiring 710 horsepower, powers the vehicle to reach a top speed of 160mph. With a paddle shift sequential gearbox, the car achieves the 0-60mph sprint in under a blistering 2.2 seconds.

To maximize the car’s enhanced performance, Radford collaborated closely with Mobil1 to develop a specialized oil mix tailored to the Pikes Peak Edition. This curated oil blend ensures optimal performance in the high-altitude climate of Pikes Peak, showcasing the dedication to precision and attention to detail.

The Radford Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Edition also benefits from the expertise of Scarbo Performance, led by the renowned Joe Scarbo. Scarbo’s engineering prowess was instrumental in creating a winning race car that excels in demanding conditions. Working alongside the Radford team, Scarbo Performance contributed to the car’s rapid development and ensured its readiness for the intense hill climb.

In addition to the performance enhancements, the Radford Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Edition features a wider body with a full carbon composite monocoque, new underbody design, subframes, suspension, and a rear aero and diffuser. These aerodynamic upgrades provide the necessary stability and control to tackle the challenging terrain of Pikes Peak.

Radford Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Tanner Foust

The success of the Radford Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Edition would not have been possible without the collaboration of international partners and the collective effort to bring the project to life. The support from companies like JUBU Performance, Mobil1, and Yokohama, which provided a specially designed tire, played a crucial role in the car’s triumph.

Radford CEO Ant Anstead expressed his delight at the car’s achievement, emphasizing the importance of creating a bespoke model for such an iconic American hill climb. The success at Pikes Peak further solidifies Radford’s commitment to pushing boundaries and crafting exceptional vehicles.

Tanner Foust, the skilled driver who piloted the winning car, shared his honor at being part of the Radford Type 62-2 Pikes Peak project. He praised the car’s performance during test sessions and expressed his satisfaction in converting that potential into an outstanding race day result.

As the Radford Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Edition captures the spotlight at the iconic hill climb, the entire automotive world applauds the collaboration and engineering excellence that made this triumph possible. The success of this unique creation signals a bright future for Radford and its ongoing commitment to pushing the boundaries of performance and design. With the Radford Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Edition, the mountain has found its conqueror.

Radford Type 62-2

Radford Type 62-2

Radford Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

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