Radical steals headlines at Autosport show

Written by Moore Good Ink

Radical Sportcars, RXC coupe, Autosport International Show Birmingham, UK: Radical Sportcars revealed their new RXC coupé at the Autosport International Show Jan 10-13 held at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC).

Inspired by the Peugeot 908 Le Mans prototype, yet with a profile that is sleek and flowing and unmistakably Radical, this road-derived race car is the Peterborough firm’s first coupé.

Using the Duratec 37 engine, Ford’s 3.7liter V6 380hp Ti-VCT (variable cam timing), mated to a 7-speed Quaife sequential gearbox, the Radical weighs 1985lbs and at its claimed 175mph top speed generates a further 2000lbs of downforce.

Duratec 37 engine, Ford’s 3.7liter V6, 380hp Ti-VCT,   New Radical Car, Company co-founder Phil Abbott commented, “The response to the RXC’s appearance at this year’s Autosport International was the best I’ve experienced in the 16 years of Radical launches. We encountered the biggest crowds for the car’s unveiling and observed the most positive feedback I can remember.”

Roger Green, Radical’s marketing manager, said “Interest was expressed from a wide range of racing participants, including those from Grand Am and GT teams.”

Soon the car will complete its European Type Approval process, making it eligible for entry in international GT championships.

In the meantime winter testing and development of the new RXC will commence at Spring Mountain Motorsport Park, Pahrump, Nevada.

road-derived race car, Peterborough firm, first Radical coupe Duratec 37 engine, Ford’s 3.7liter V6, 380hp,  variable cam timing, 7-speed Quaife sequential gearbox, Radical weighs 1985lbs, 175mph top speed

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Radical Sports Cars
www.RadicalSportscars.com

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