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EcoBoost Radical RXC Is Your Daytona Prototype For The Street


Most people won't be able to get behind the wheel of Ford's EcoBoost Daytona Prototype, but the latest model from Radical should offer a similar experience.

The Radical RXC Turbo joined the rest of the British automaker's road-biased RXC range at Autosport International, packing a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged Ford EcoBoost V-6.

That engines produces 454 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, compared to 380 hp and 320 lb-ft for the naturally-aspirated RXC, which is powered by a 3.7-liter V-6 similar to the one offered in the base Ford Mustang. Radical also offers a 3.0-liter V-8 RXC with 480 hp, but that's for track use only.

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Hooked to a seven-speed Quaife sequential gearbox with paddle shifters, the EcoBoost V-6 will propel the RXC Turbo from a standstill in 2.6 seconds, and on to a top speed of 185 mph. That shouldn't be too surprising, considering the car weighs just under 2,000 pounds.

That lightweight chassis is a steel spaceframe built to FIA specifications, and features an integrated rollcage. The RXC also has double wishbone suspension and steel--or optional carbon-ceramic--brakes.

The Turbo is latest RXC model, all of which are the result of a clean-sheet design meant to produce a more mainstream Radical sports car.

As with the standard RXC, customers get a slightly less extreme driving experience, with a closed cockpit accessed via gullwing doors. The RXC even features such niceties as an adjustable multifunction steering wheel, electronic power steering, electrically-adjustable heated side mirrors, and adjustable pedal box, heated windscreen, and air conditioning.

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