Radical RXC is a Race Car for the Streets

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Known for living up to its name, Radical has built some of the world’s fastest sports racing cars over the last decade, and its newest model will be the automaker’s most road-ready yet.

Described by Radical as “a Le Mans-inspired racer for the road,” the Radical Xtreme Coupe (RXC) will feature a 3.7-liter V6 engine sourced from Ford with 380 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. The British automaker will be building both road and race variants of its RXC looking to get European approval in order to sell the RXC in Europe, where its sports cars have proven to be popular.

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Weighing in just 15 pounds shy of 2,000, the Radical RXC will hit 62 mph in a mere 2.8 seconds with the power being sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed Quaife transmission with paddle shifters. The new sports car will also be the automaker’s longest and widest vehicle yet, built on a tubular steel space frame with plenty of carbon fiber and composite body sections.

To make it road friendly, the RXC will have power steering and air conditioning, while entry is granted through a set of gullwing doors. The steering wheel will be adjustable while race seats from Corbeau will adorn the cockpit, fully equipped with six-point harnesses.

The race variant of the RXC will debut at the Autosport International show early next year while the road car is scheduled to go on sale next summer at around $144,000 (£89,500).

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[Source: Autocar UK]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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