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.
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