Brian James Trailers (BJT), a trailer manufacturer, has unveiled its latest Race Transporter 7 (RT7), a lightweight enclosed trailer that is set to redefine high-end vehicle logistics. Weighing approximately 200kg less than its counterpart, the Race Transporter 6 (RT6), the RT7 offers a higher load capacity. It aims to cater to the growing challenge of towing heavier vehicles in the UK, where the limit is 3.5 tons.
As cars, particularly EVs, continue to increase in size and weight, the absence of an increase in towing limits necessitates the development of lighter trailers. BJT has addressed this need with the RT7, which is available in black or white, and customers can choose between tri-axle or twin-axle models. Optional upgrades for extra height are also available, facilitated by the design’s lower unladen weight.
Lewis James, CEO of BJT, emphasized, “With exceptional specification and a lighter, stronger, smarter design, the RT7 takes enclosed car transport to a new level. Whether for supercar exotics, motorsport, classics or vehicle logistics, the RT7 is the ultimate choice.”
The RT7 incorporates an industry-first electric actuator with a wireless remote for operating the rear door and tilt bed, eliminating the need for manual handling. Advanced LED lighting, including rear, front and side lights, along with side-mounted reversing lights, enhances visibility. Automatic rear loading lights activate when the back door opens. The trailer’s interior is equipped with full-length strip lighting, switchable between the onboard 12V battery and the tow vehicle’s power.
The innovative electric tilting bed, controlled by a front-mounted actuator, ensures easy operation with no manual pumping or complicated catches, offering an extremely low ground clearance. The RT7 also introduces a lighter and less damaging electric winch with synthetic rope and wireless operation.
Aesthetic considerations have not been overlooked, with the RT7 featuring a clean, contemporary design both inside and out. The composite bodywork is the result of collaboration with GRP specialist Quantum Mouldings.
Standard features include a spare wheel cover and diamond-cut anthracite alloy wheels. The RT7 is available as a twin axle in various bed lengths and widths. Its global debut is scheduled for the Autosport International Show at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, from January 11 to 14, 2024.
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