British car brand ‘Radical’ releases all-new RXC racecar for the street

Radical RXC

What you see pictured above and in video below is the all-new Radical – brand name, not modifier – RXC supercar. The driving idea behind the design of this bright yellow, gull-winged supercar was to bring the excitement and driving dynamics of Le Mans to the road. Based upon what we’ve seen, it looks like Radical has succeeded.

Under what looks to be flimsy, lightweight skin is a Ford Duratec 3.7-liter V6 producing 380 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. Weighing only 1984 pounds (900kg), the RXC will hit 62mph from naught in 2.8 seconds and rushes to a top speed of 175mph.

Splendidly, Radical, for extra money of course, will fit your RXC with a 3.0-liter variant of its RP-series V8 that produces 480 horsepower, which is more than enough to kill you outright. Radical boasts in its RXC release that the 3.0-liter V8 offers “affordable running and rebuild costs well below any other bespoke racing engine.” We suppose that’s relative, though, depending on how often you blow up your engine.

Despite its stripped-down looks, the RXC is Radical’s most technologically advanced model ever, offering a multi-function fully adjustable steering wheel, power steering, electrically adjustable and heated side view mirrors, air conditioning, heated windshield with single wiper, and an adjustable pedal box.

Worried the suspension in the RXC might send your spleen through the floor of the car should you hit a large enough pothole? Worry not, for the RXC offers fully adjustable suspension at all four corners.

We really like the RXC. We just don’t know how much it costs. If Radical is able to keep the price tag under $120,000 we’d mark it as a “must-have.” We have a hunch, however, based upon the used models for sale on their website, the RXC will be closer to the $200k mark.

Here’s more from Radical:


BMW’s 2020 M340i will show off mix of tech and luxury at the Los Angeles show

The 2020 3 Series represents the seventh generation of BMW's bread-and-butter luxury sedan. Where previous generations emphasized the driving experience, the 2020 3 Series focuses more on tech than ever before.

Born to run (forever): The most reliable cars you can buy right now

We all dread the thought of our car turning into a money pit, but choosing a dependable vehicle from the start can help us rack up countless care-free miles. Here, we've rounded up some of the most reliable cars available.

From Rolls-Royce to Lamborghini, these are the most expensive cars in the world

If you recently discovered an oil reserve in your backyard, you probably have some extra cash to spend. Look no further, because we’ve rounded up the most expensive cars in the world.

Where are you going this weekend? These 5 off-road vehicles say 'anywhere'

The body-on-frame SUV is going extinct, but there are still several options for buyers looking to skip the asphalt. To help you sort the good from the bad, we've rounded up the best off-roaders currently available.

Lime’s first carsharing service motors into Seattle this week

Lime may be better known for its app-based bike and scooter rental services, but in Seattle, Washington this week it's launching its very first carsharing service, similar to Car2go and Zipcar.

Land Rover shows its artsy side by previewing the 2020 Range Rover Evoque

Land Rover made life-sized wire sculptures to preview the 2020 Range Rover Evoque. The all-new SUV will make its debut during a private event held in London on November 22, and deliveries will begin in 2019.

Car parts maker ZF is using drones to deliver components to its factories

ZF recently became the first entity in Germany to receive approval to use drones to deliver spare parts, and the company now uses them to deliver parts from its central warehouses to its workshops.

These headlights have 4 color settings to help save lives under all conditions

Boslla headlights are an easy-to-install solution to achieve all-weather lighting for your vehicle. After a quick ten-minute install, these lights have up to four settings to get you through anything.

The DBX SUV will go where no Aston Martin has gone before

When it launches in 2019, the Aston Martin DBX will be the British automaker's first SUV. In the meantime, camouflaged DBX prototypes will undergo strenuous testing around the world.

Ford teams up with Walmart to study consumer response to autonomous delivery

Last week it was Ford and VW, and this week Ford and Walmart are signaling a desire to work together on autonomous vehicles solutions. Ford and the giant retailer will study consumer reactions to self-driving delivery vehicles.

Our favorite fuel-efficient cars are as frugal as they are fun

You don't need to opt for a hybrid or an all-electric ride in order to achieve good fuel economy. These vehicles pack both performance and style, whether you're in the market for a luxury sedan or a game-changing pickup truck.

Out of juice? Learn how to jump-start a car with this quick guide

Jumping a car is a simple procedure, but not everyone knows how to properly do so. To make things easier, we've put together a quick-hit guide on how to fire up your vehicle using jumper cables and a second power source.

Prep your car for the coming snow and sleet with these cold weather tips

Driving in the winter, whether downtown or across the country, is rarely easy. Luckily, we've put together a quick rundown of a few things you should do to winterize your car before the snow officially hits.
DT Daily

DT Daily: Waymo’s driverless cars, ‘Fallout 76’ tips, and Racella

In today's episode of DT Daily, we discuss Waymo's foray into the ridesharing sector, along with various tips for making the most of the recently launched Fallout 76. We also sit down with singer Racella to chat about her new EP, Waves.