Ask the uninitiated what the fastest current production car is around a given racetrack and they’d probably say either the McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari or Porsche 918 Spyder. However, that’s not entirely accurate as small British automaker Radical offers a number of models which can beat the hybrid hypercar trio around a given racetrack.
In order to see just how fast the company’s new RXC 500 Turbo is, Evo Magazine headed out to the Anglesey Circuit in the track-focused yet street-legal racer. The lap time target? The McLaren P1’s blistering 1 minute 11.2 seconds. Ultimately, the Radical set an insane 1:10.3. Making that time all the more impressive is the fact that the Radical was fitted with road-legal Dunlop tyres while the P1 had the exclusive Pirelli P Zero Trofeo Rs.
Generally speaking, the RXC Turbo 500 is Radical’s fastest, most track-focused car to date. Radical hopes that its latest model will be able to once again claim the world’s fastest lap around the Nurburgring. Currently, Radical holds the lap record of 6:48 with their SR8 LM.
The RXC Turbo 500 is the culmination of five years’ development to create a road-legal track car unlike any other. The latest engine management and forced induction technology has been utilised to raise the performance bar even higher, with the new model delivering over 530 hp at 6100 rpm and an incredible 481 lb-ft at 5000 rpm, endowing the car with a power-to-weight ratio of over 462 hp per tonne – well in excess of established supercar models.