Is The Radical RXC Turbo 500 Faster Than The McLaren P1: Video
It’s been two years since the McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari, and Porsche 918 Spyder were launched, and enthusiasts the world over are still wondering which is the fastest. But in the absence of a comprehensive test with all three supecars on hand, this conundrum is far from being solved.
Granted, the P1, LaFerrari, and 918 are the most celebrated hypercars of the 21st century, but are they also the fastest vehicles you can hoon at the race track? The answer is no, and the latest episode of Evo’s Leaderboard series is here to prove just that.
For the uninitiated, Evo Leaderboard is pretty much the same thing as Top Gear’s Power Laps. But while Top Gear uses Colin Chapman’s former test track at the Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey, Evo brings its cars to the Anglesey Circuit, a 2.1-mile track in Ty Croes, Wales.
Until the new Radical RXC Turbo 500 came to Anglesey, Evo’s quickest car around the circuit was the McLaren P1, which lapped the track in 1:11.2 minutes with Trofeo tires at all corners, nearly a second quicker than the Porsche 918.
With 903 horsepower and racing-bred underpinnings at its disposal, the P1 seemed unbeatable, but that changed when the RXC Turbo 500 arrived at Anglesey. Though its 3.5-liter V-6 cranks out "only" 530 horses, the LMP1-like construction and lightness of the Radical makes it quicker than most million-dollar hypercars you can buy nowadays. Evo’s recent test confirms that the RXC Turbo 500 is insanely quick not just from 0 to 60 mph, but on the race as well, where it defeated both the P1 and the 918 Spyder. Hit play to find out by how much.