The Radical SR4 CS is a compact two-seater that is not only suitable for the track, but is also road-ready. Inspired by the Le Mans-winning Bentley Speed 8, the SR4 boasts of a strong, sturdy chassis, and the ability to switch directions with ease. It is powered by a Powertec Suzuki 1,300cc four-cylinder engine that produces 210 horsepower and 130lb/ft of torque at 10,500 RPM. This engine is mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox.
Radical Sportscars doesn’t release new vehicles very often, but when they do, they immediately grab the world’s attention. Founded in 1997, by Mick Hyde and Phil Abbott, the whole idea was to build open-cockpit sportscars that can be registered for road use while also being capable of running on a track circuit without any form of modification.
Take the SR4 CS for example. Released back in 2004, the successor to Radical’s immensely popular Clubsport/Prosport range, the SR4 CS became such a hit that it bagged a few awards that year, including Evo Magazine’s Trackday Car of the Year award.
The SR4 CS became popular because of its nimble and agile nature allowing it to instantaneously change directions while also having a strong and safe chassis that makes it tough and sturdy. Combining it’s easy-to-drive nature with some mighty impressive performance numbers and an affordable price tag to boot, Radical’s SR4 is about the closest thing to a road/track ready two-seater sports car that we can afford.