Radical SR8 RX Sets a New Record at Pageant of Power
Last year, aCaterham SP/300.R became the fastest car at the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power with a lap time of 61.89 seconds. The Caterham did all it could to defend its title this year, but a Radical SR8 RX turned out to be the fastest car this year.
With professional racecar driver, Robbie Kerr, behind the wheel, the British-built Radical completed a lap of the 1.2-mile circuit in just 55.29 second, smashing the previous record by 6.6 seconds. The SP/300.R was the second fastest car with a lap time of 56.53 seconds. The Radical didn’t end its supremacy there, as it also hit the fastest speed on the track: 129 mph.
The SR8 RX was entered in the "Racing Saloons & Track Day Cars" class, which helped it break the record, due to the track-focused nature of the cars competing in that class. The competition saw a total entry of 139 cars and bikes.
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The SR8 RX is powered by a 2.7-liter V-8 engine that delivers a total of 430 horsepower. The engine is mated to a Powertec P-Tec six-speed sequential transaxle with fully interchangeable gear sets for different track styles.
With a total weight of just 1,499 pounds, the SR8 RX will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds, and goes from 50 to 100 mph in just 4.3 seconds. Its top speed is an astounding 175 mph.