If you bought a McLaren P1 in order to have the fastest road-legal track car money can buy, we’ve got bad news, buddy. The Radical RXC Turbo has it beat for way less.
Backwards into the tires, flat out through Eau Rouge, spinning midair as the car disintegrates. I wouldn't have bet on this guy surviving.
What if the cars you race blow their engines all the time and you can't find anything on the market you like? You start your own company and build stupidly fast yet affordable cars, that's what.
Hydrogen might be the fuel of the future – and always will be – but that hasn't stopped Radical Sportscars and the Cranfield University from envisioning what a hydrogen racer would look like.
What happens when you take the Ford Mustang's new 3.7-liter V6, boost it to 380 horsepower, stuff it into a body that weighs a smidge under 2,000 pounds, and somehow make it street legal? You get the Radical RXC, a car whose performance lives up to its absurd name.
If you think about it, it's pretty clear that they don't make supercars for the hardcore fanatics. What the companies responsible for creating our dreamcars have in mind today are Chinese millionaires, Russian playboys, and some emission, noise and pedestrian safety regulations. Maybe some retired dentists as well.
A Radical race car powered by a Toyota all-electric powertrain just broke the Nürburgring electric-car lap record of 59 hours (kidding, 9 minutes 1.338 secs), lapping the Nordschleife in 7 minutes 47.794 seconds. That's about the same as the BMW M3 GTS.
It took 25 long hours and nearly 2,000 miles of racing but Mercer Motorsports won the 2010 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Mercer Motorsports won the event last year and wanted to come back to repeat. They did just that by completing 628 laps, winning the ES Class and the event overall.
In case you had any doubt the 455 HP Radical SR8LM is street-legal, they drove it from England to the Nurburgring to break their own record with a 6:48 lap time. Here's the you-were-there ride-along footage.
What's more awesome than a Suzuki Hayabusa-powered Radical SR8? How about one with two Hayabusa mills joined with awesome-epoxy? That's the SR8LM, a new racer from the UK's Radical. It's powered by a Powertec V8 motor and transaxle — a 2.8-liter jobbie producing 455 hp at 10,500 rpm. A four-pump dry sump system keeps…
The Radical SR8 could be one of the most economical ways to go really freaking fast and actually make a corner without testing Euclid's solution (tangents can hurt). It's powered by a lightweight, 2.6-liter V8, derived from two 1,300cc Suzuki Hayabusa engines (whoa, momma), wrapped in a LeMans-style package. As you'll…
UK-based motorsports builder, Radical Sportscars is introducing a new Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) car, the SR9, and is looking for an American privateer team with which to take on the new Porsche LMP2 RS Spider. The new prototype, designed by Peter Elleray (whose Bentley EXP LMGTP won LeMans in 2003), the SR9 uses a…