Radical, an UK sports car manufacturer announced that the Radical SR8 and the SR5 will be re-newed in time for the Autosport International in January. Both will make their debut on Dunlop "Great & British" Motorsport Festivals stand.
The 2008 Radical SR8 is equipped with a new eight-throttle body induction system and is powered by a Powertec RPA 2.6 liter V8 engine developing 20 hp more, giving the Radical SR8 a total of 380 hp. Radical also offers a 455 hp 2.8 liter Powertec V8 engine that is available only for non-Radical organized races. The 2008 Radical SR8 is available with the Powertec Ptec transaxle with semi-automatic flat shift and auto blipper gear shift system.
Naturally we continue to develop our flagship cars, reducing lap times and improving driveability year on year. With these new cars we are also taking major steps forward in driver safety. We will put the chassis through the same rigorous tests that our SR9 LMP2 car had to endure. We have also introduced a head restraint system and a Radical HANS device. You can’t have too much safety!" said Mick Hyde, Radical co-founder.