/Radical RXC Approved for America, Priced from $170K

Radical RXC Approved for America, Priced from $170K

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After Caterham found a representative in America to take it through all the red tape, Radical becomes the next British sports car maker to successfully make it over the pond. The RXC street-legal track car has reportedly passed the required tests for road registration in California, paving the way for sales across the U.S.

Radical does not have a dealer in America as such. In fact, the registration process was done thanks to the efforts of one of America’s first Radical coupe owners, Jeffrey Cheng, who got his car inspected and approved for use on the road. That is understandable, because Radical is a small, low-volume car maker with limited resources.

The Radical RXC track car is a lightweight speed and thrill machine, designed for maximum performance efficiency. Even so, the clever engineering of the car enabled it to pass to meet stringent Small-Series Type Approval regulations for both Europe and worldwide in all key criteria areas, such as visibility, crash safety, noise and emissions.

Just about the only issue with the Radical RXC being a low-volume sports car is the price, which starts at around $170,000, which is a lot. That is what a basic RXC costs when powered by a 3.7-liter V6 Ford Duratec engine. The RXC Turbo, boasting 450 hp, will costs nearly 20 grand more. There is also a 500 hp version that will set you back near as makes no difference $200K.

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