Radical RXC Set For Public Debut at Salon PriveTuesday, June 25, 2013 13:50 by Arman Barari
British sports car maker Radical will be unveiling its new RXC model to the public at this year’s Salon Prive show in September. Radical, for those who don’t know, is a small firm specializing in track cars and racing machines. The RXC is their first ever closed-cockpit model.
The RXC intends to allow customers to enjoy the same thrill and excitement of a prototype Le Mans racer in a smaller, much more affordable package. I uses pretty much the same engineering principles as the LMP1 monsters, and features the same sort of aerodynamics properties.
You can think of the RXC as a diet Le Man car. It is powered by a 3.7-litre 24-valve V6 unit with twin-independent variable cam timing and sequential multi-port electronic injection, controlled by a bespoke Radical/AER Life engine management system. This system has proved its worth in the SR3 SL roadster. Powered is delivered to the rear wheels via a seven-speed gearbox.
The body of the RXC is made from a blend of carbon fiber and composite materials. Lightness, in fact, has always been a key factor is the awesome performance of Radical cars. That justifies the lack of any luxury amenity whatsoever. This is, after all, a track car. It’s basically a toy. It also comes with gullwing doors, which are kinda cool.