Radical produces some of the fastest road-legal cars in the world. After all, it does hold the record for the two fastest laps set of the Nurburgring Nordschleife ever recorded in a road-legal car. However, Radical is not completely satisfied with just those accolades and is now preparing to launch its most road-biased model to date, a car officially dubbed the Radical Xtreme Coupé, or RXC.
Radical has always created sports cars primarily focused on track use which can then be driven on the road if absolutely necessary. However, the RXC is set to be more of an all-rounder but with that being said, this will still be an extremely potent track-car more than capable of taking on the very best Italian supercars.
The small British marque is currently seeking European type approval for the road-legal and race variants which will allow it to sell the RXC across the European Union.
When the car goes on sale, it will tip the scales at just 900kg and will be fitted with a 3.7 liter V6 engine producing 380hp at 6750rpm and 320lb-ft of torque at 4,250rpm resulting in a power-to-weight ratio of 422hp per tonne. This engine will be mated to a seven-speed Quaife gearbox with paddle shifters driving the rear wheels and helping to propel the RXC from 0-100km/h in just 2.8 seconds.
The RXC is set to be the largest car Radical has ever created, measuring 4,300mm long, 1,960mm wide and 1,127mm high. The car will be made primarily from composite materials and built around an FIA-spec tubular spaceframe, with a massive carbon rear-wing helping to contribute to the cars capability of producing 900kg of downforce at 175mph.
Helping to lift the RXC further ahead of all previous models produced by Radical, it will also feature gullwing doors, power steering, air conditioning, a heated front windscreen and an adjustable steering wheel and pedal box.
Riding on 17 inch wheels, the road-going version will be fitted with 330mm discs up front and 310mm at the rear, with carbon-ceramic discs expected to be an option.
The RXC will get its public debut in race form at the Autosport International show on January 10, 2013 in Birmingham, UK, while the road-going variant will hit showroom floors late next year at £89,500.
Sounds good. Now lets hire a designer to make it look good. It looks like a goofy cartoon version of a race car.
Hopefully they come up with a high hp setup…