Jenson Button to drive the Radford Type 62-2 up the hill at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Radford is confirmed to attend the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed, with Jenson Button driving the Radford coachbuilt Lotus Type 62-2 for its public global dynamic debut on the world-famous hillclimb as a part of the Michelin Supercar Run.

Radford coachbuilt Lotus Type 62-2

  • Radford’s coachbuilt Lotus Type 62-2 to make its public global dynamic debut on Goodwood’s iconic hill climb
  • Formula OneTM World Champion Jenson Button to showcase the updated Type 62-2 in his 20th Festival of speed
  • Type 62-2 to feature extensive engineering upgrades from key technical partners Rock Engineering and JUBU Performance

The Radford 62-2 is built in a partnership with Lotus and takes inspiration from the iconic 1960’s Lotus Type 62 racecar. Carefully honed to an exceptionally high quality and delivering the purest possible driving experience, the Type 62-2 is a blend of state-of-the-art technology with traditional craftsmanship.

True to the classic timeless design of the stunning original Lotus Type 62 from the 1960s, it brings a modern and relevant version of coachbuilding to a new discerning clientele, offering the ultimate in global luxury and personalisation.

Radford coachbuilt Lotus Type 62-2

Jenson Button: “Goodwood Festival of Speed is a fantastic event, and I am looking forward to showcasing the driving capabilities and performance of our updated and refined Type 62-2 on the iconic hillclimb. This is an exciting opportunity for both motoring and motorsport fans, and I can’t wait to reveal all of the engineering changes we have made to the car as they come from F1 inspired pedigree.”

Radford coachbuilt Lotus Type 62-2

The Type 62-2 has undergone several technical improvements since the announcement of the vehicle in 2021. Working alongside Rock Engineering for the chassis and spaceframe, as well as JUBU Performance for the engine, the heritage inspired supercar now boasts precision engineering and F1 inspired technology.

Radford coachbuilt Lotus Type 62-2

Thanks to the new lightweight subframe and suspension uprights from Rock Engineering there has been a significant reduction in weight, making the Type 62-2 the lightest supercar available on the market today.

The JUBU Performance engine package allows for the engine to sit lower and more forward, optimising the centre of gravity, and also offers an updated dry sump system and bespoke exhaust, which both contribute to improved power and performance.

Radford coachbuilt Lotus Type 62-2

The Radford Type 62-2 will be on display in the Michelin Supercar Paddock over the four-day event, taking to the hill twice daily. The Radford team will also be in attendance to display more details hidden within the car.

For more information on the Type 62-2, visit the Radford website:

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.