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  • 2019 Radical Rapture

    A company known for Nürburgring records has revealed a new street-legal car.

  • Revolution Race Cars The Revolution
    Radical co-founder launches rival track car

    Radical Sportscars has been building some of the fastest track machines money can buy for the past two decades. Recently, one of the company's co-founders branched off to start a rival track car brand. The result is Revolution Race Cars which on Saturday unveiled its first model. Going by the name...

  • Revolution Racecars The Revolution
    Radical co-founder working on new track-focused sports car

    Radical is a top-tier producer of track-day specials. The British company was founded in 1997 and today sells a number of models for track enthusiasts and racers all over the world. One of the company's co-founders, Phill Abbott, is looking to make a new mark in the race car space. He plans to do...

  • RXC Turbo 500R, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
    Radical aims to beat Nürburgring time with its most powerful car yet

    Minimalist automaker Radical took to the stage at this week's 2016 Geneva Motor Show with its most powerful car ever, the 700-horsepower RXC Turbo 500R. Intended for the race track but also set to be available as a road-going model, the RXC Turbo 500R builds on its RXC Turbo namesake with indirect...

  • 2014 Radical SR3 RSX
    Radical Reveals SR3 RSX And SR8 RSX Track Cars

    Radical Sportscars, the company that made headlines back in 2009 after setting a Nürburgring lap time of just 6:48 in its street-legal SR8 LM, unveiled two new models over the weekend. One is a tweaked version of Radical’s mid-range SR3 and the other is a yet-to-be-built high-performance...

  • Radical RXC
    Radical RXC Now Road-Legal In The U.S.

    Many companies claim their latest sports cars are akin to "racing cars for the road", but very few get anywhere near that mark in reality--the average race car would be borderline unusable on most streets. British sports car manufacturer Radical claims its RXC is a practical, everyday car...

  • Radical RXC

    The Radical RXC gets even more radical with a new Turbo model.

  • Radical RXC takes the speedbump challenge
    Radical RXC Is A Practical, Everyday Car: Video

    If you thought the Radical RXC was just a track-only toy that's not up to the harsh environment of real world streets, well, you're just wrong. Or at least that's the point the team behind the car is trying to make with this video, showing the RXC easily clearing an array of speed bumps. Naturally...

  • 2013 Radical RXC
    Road-Biased Radical RXC Set For 2013 Autosport International Debut

    In just over four weeks, British sports car manufacturer Radical will be presenting a new model at the 2013 Autosport International, the annual auto show for the motorsport industry held in the UK. The new model, previewed here in these computer-generated renderings, is the 2013 Radical RXC, which...

  • Chris Harris races Andy Green in a pair of Radical SR3s
    Chris Harris Races The Radical SR3 With Andy Green, Bloodhound SSC Pilot

    The Bloodhound SSC is fairly mental all on its own: basically, a jet without wings intended to skim the surface of a salt lake bed. The driver, accordingly, is slightly more mental--especially since he plans to take it to about 1,000 mph. That man is Andy Green, shown here racing with Chris Harris...

  • Radical Sportscars SR1 club racer
    Radical Sportscars Announces Entry-Level SR1 Club Racer

    Track days are growing in popularity all over the world, and so are track-day-only cars. While hustling a Corvette around your local road course is undeniably fun, it’s not as much fun as pushing a car designed for the track to its limits. In between road car and race car are street-legal...

  • 2011 Radical SR3 RS Limited
    Radical Celebrates SR3's 10th Anniversary With Special RS Limited Model

    Low-volume British automaker Radical Sportscars is known for its potent track machines, such as the SR8 roadster, which can lap the Nurburgring in under seven minutes. However, the brand’s top-selling model isn’t its fastest but it can still manage to leave most sports cars in the dust...

  • Radical SR3 SL - image via Autocar

    Legendary for its sports-racer trackday cars, U.K. motorsports firm Radical has finally made a venture into the road-legal cars with the SR3 SL, unveiled today. Power comes from a 2.0-liter Ford EcoBoost four-cylinder, rated at 247 horsepower--the same as the engine fitted in the upcoming Ford Focus ST. But Radical doesn't stop there--they add another 53 horsepower through a tune provided by Life Racing, bringing the total to 300 ponies. Torque sits at a brawny 340 pound-feet at 1,700 rpm. Those were V-8 numbers not that long ago. The car also weighs a scant 1,485 pounds ready to run. That...

  • Radical SR3 SL teaser
    Radical Sportscars To Unveil Road-Legal SR3 SL Next Month

    Hardcore motorsport fans are no doubt familiar with Radical Sportscars, makers of the legendary longtime Nordschleife record-holding SR8. But the firm also makes a range of cars for the track-day enthusiast, including one of its most popular, the SR3. Now Radical has announced the new SR3 SL, a...

  • Radical 1000 Not Out
    Radical Sportscars Builds 1,000th Car

    Low-volume British carmaker Radical is known for its potent track machines, such as the SR8 roadster, which can lap the Nurburgring in under seven minutes. Despite the recent global economic crisis, business has been booming because of the high-performance but low-budget nature of its cars, and now...

  • Radical SR8LM
    Radical SR8 LM sets new Nürburgring record for street-legal cars

    The value of Nürburgring lap times is often called into question, especially when there's no official sanctioning body that tracks them in relation to production cars. And that's even before we get into the discussion of what a production car is. But none of that takes away from the Radical...

  • 2009 Radical SR3 RS
    Radical Updates SR3, Adds RS Badge After Win At Rockingham Speedway

    Hardcore motorsport fans are no doubt familiar with Radical Sportscars, makers of the legendary Nordschleife record-holding SR8. But they also make a range of cars for the track-day enthusiast, including one of their most popular cars, the SR3. This week the SR3 gets a new name to match its...

  • Radical to unveil updated SR8 at Autosport International
    Radical To Unveil Updated SR8 At Autosport International

    Radical Sportscars is a UK-based carmaker and motorsports company famous for building a range of open-cockpit track cars, which also happen to be street-legal. One of its cars, the SR8, currently holds the record for the Nürburgring Nordschleife in a street-legal car with a blistering time of...

  • Radical launches the 455BHP SR8LM

    Radical has launched the updated version of its SR8 track car, now with a more powerful Powertec V8 motor and an all-new Powertec transaxle. Claimed to be the fastest prototype on the club racing scene, the new SR8LM is powered by a 2.8L, 455bhp Powertec RPB motor based on Suzuki’s 1.3L GSXR motorbike engine. The complete powerplant weighs just 88kg, and includes a four-pump dry sump system with two oil pressure pumps and integral rotary vane water pump. The highly strung motor produces its max output of 455bhp at a lofty 10,500rpm and is mated to a paddle-operated power shifter which...

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