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Former Wheeler Dealers host Ant Anstead has revealed details about a new TV show which will document Radford’s stunning Pikes Peak win.

The TV star admitted a camera team had captured the epic mountain climb with the show expected to air later this year.

Anstead stressed he did not know when the programme would air but admitted the shots he had watched back looked “amazing”.

When asked to share details on his next television project, Anstead told Express.co.uk: “Pikes Peak. We documented the whole journey.

“We created a television show, I’m not sure when it is going to go out but I’ve seen footage from the show and it looks amazing.”

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Radford’s Type 62-2 finished top of the leaderboard at the famous Pikes Peak rally in June, beating Tesla’s Model S Plaid.

Rally star and previous Pikes Peak winner Tanner Foust completed the tricky 13.5 mile course in just under 10 minutes.

Inside, the Radford car is built to modern specifications with a 700bhp supercharged 3.5L engine. The car is capable of 0-60mph in less than 2.2 seconds and can reach an eye-watering top speed of 160mph.

However, despite its race credentials the model is designed to look like one of the most iconic classic cars made, the Lotus 62.

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Radford worked in collaboration with Lotus Cars to make the car look identical to the historic machine.

The car is even completed in the UK brand’s iconic John Player Special livery used on its F1 cars in the 1970s.

Radford is owned by Anstead alongside 2009 F1 world champion Jenson Button.

Anstead added: “For a small brand like Radford to go to the famous mountain and beat some big brands, some big OEMs.

“I’m incredibly proud of creating an international car that wins something. A trophy is important.

“For Tanner, who is a friend of mine, to be behind the wheel. Tanner has been a Pikes Peak champion twice before with Porsche and Subaru.

“He has never beaten the sub-10-minute mark. To get in our car with very little seat time and do a nine minutes 37 seconds speaks volumes to everything that Tanner’s capable of and that Radford is capable of too.”

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