If the run-of-the-mill Radford Type 62-2 isn’t enough for you, then the company has a proposal for you: something even more special. Just 12 of Radford’s modern homage to the obscure Lotus Type 62, a racing variant of the oddball Europa, will come in one of the most celebrated racing liveries of all time: the black and gold of John Player Special. Even better? These JPS Type 62-2s also come with more power. A lot more power.
This extra exclusive dozen packs a full 600 hp, utilizing the same Toyota-sourced 3.5-liter supercharged V-6 as other Type 62-2s. In order to support the power boost, the engine is modified with enhanced pistons, connecting rods, camshafts, engine tuning, and an upgraded supercharger.
If there’s a caveat, other than whatever the upcharge will be to acquire one, it’s that we understand that the JPS Type 62-2 will only be available with a dual-clutch automatic transmission. Perhaps Radford will change its mind, or maybe someone ordering one can just cut the outfit a larger check to get a six-speed manual modified to work with their specific car. Regardless, the stick shift doesn’t seem to be officially available with the JPS Type 62-2. For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.