As promised, Radical has revealed details about two new models which will soon hit the market. One is a brand new, range-topping sports car dubbed the Radical SR8 RSX while the other is an even more performance-biased variant of the current Radical SR3 dubbed the SR3 RSX.
Pictures of the SR3 RSX have yet to be revealed but renderings of the SR8 RSX have been provided. It features styling inspired by the small automaker’s SR9 LMP2 car and features completely composite modular bodywork around an FIA-approved tubular steel chassis.
From a performance standpoint, the Radical SR8 RSX features a potent 3.0-litre V8 engine delivering a mighty 440 hp at 10500 rpm as well as 280 lb-ft of torque at 7500 rpm. Mated to a seven-speed paddle-shift transmission driving just 860 kg, the SR8 RSX will be brutally fast off the line. Unfortunately, official performance details haven’t been revealed.
Elsewhere, the Radical SR8 RSX utilises double wishbone suspension at both ends complete with pushrod activated dampers. Alongside the impressive engine and speed the car is capable of, some serious brakes are needed. Consequently, the SR8 RSX utilises six-piston calipers at all four corners with 350 mm ventilated discs. Additionally, the SR8 RSX uses electrically-assisted power steering which is a first for a Radical.
As for the Radical SR3 RSX, its 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine has been fettled to 210 hp at 9500 rpm and 124 lb-ft at 8200 rpm. As a result, it will hit 96 km/h (60 mph) in a mere 3.1 seconds!
Both vehicles are expected to be unveiled in the flesh at Autosport International 2015 in January.