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Radical RXC Turbo

2015 Radical RXC Turbo

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Radical Sportscars, the company behind some of the most outrageous track-day toys on the planet has just released its newest machine: the Radical RXC Turbo. Thanks to a continuing partnership with Ford and a tuned 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, the RXC Turbo can make the blitz to 60 mph in under three seconds and will reach a top speed of 185 mph. This far surpasses the performance available with last year’s non-turbo RXC that was powered by a Ford 3.7-liter, V-6 engine.

A born racer, the Radical RXC Turbo comes with FIA approved crash boxes front and rear, and the outrageous body work can produce almost 2,000 pounds of downforce at top speed.

Even though its race ready, and features a host of race specific parts, this Radical is street legal. If you ever dreamed of parading through town in a Le Mans-style racer, this is the car for you.

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2016 Radical RXC Turbo GT3

2016 Radical RXC Turbo GT3

The bonkers Radical RXC Turbo is going racing with an FIA-approve GT3-spec model.

Having unveiled several new RXC models over the last couple of years, Radical has finally announced that its turbocharged track-toy has been approved and homologated for GT3 racing. Dubbed RXC Turbo GT3, the new racer will give Radical customers access to top-level GT racing under the FIA banner.

As of now, the RXC Turbo GT3 can be raced in championships such as the International GT Opel, Supercar Challenge, Britcar, VdeV, Bute Motorsport Prototype Series, Endurance Racing Series, and NARRA USA GT. The car is also eligible for the Coupe Class of the Radical European Masters, the brand’s flagship championship visiting iconic race venues such as Estoril, Spa-Francorchamps, Paul Ricard, Silverstone, Donington Park, Monza, and Jerez in 2016.

In order to make the Turbo GT3 eligible for these races, Radical had to create its most advanced RXC model to date. Unlike previous models, the GT3 is fitted with an advanced traction control system and an array of data acquisition options. Customer test drives will commence later in 2016 at a range of U.K. and European race tracks.

Continue reading to learn more about the Radical RXC Turbo GT3.

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Is The Radical RXC Turbo 500 Faster Than The McLaren P1: Video

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.

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2016 Radical RXC Turbo 500

2016 Radical RXC Turbo 500

Introduced in late 2012, the RXC Coupe arrived to give Radical Sportscars a road-legal car (in some countries) that had a roof to keep the elements out. Additionally, it arrived with optional air conditioning, carpeting, and more goodies to make road travel a little more comfortable. For the 2015 model year, the RXC Turbo arrived with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 with 454 horses and 500 pound-feet of torque. Now with the 2016 model year looming and Radical looking to best its existing Nurburgring record, the automaker has released the RXC Turbo 500, which is essentially a hopped-up version of the RXC Turbo.

Boasting all the race-car goodness that made the 2014 RXC so awesome, the RXC Turbo 500 takes things to a whole new level of insanity. But awesomeness aside, is the RXC Turbo 500 really worth the scratch that Radical is asking for it?

Click past the jump to read my full review of the 2016 Radical RXC Turbo 500 to find out.

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2015 Radical RXC Spyder

2015 Radical RXC Spyder

At its world premiere at the Autosport International show earlier this month, UK-based Radical Sportscars unveiled its latest flagship track-day special: the RXC Spyder. For all intents and purposes, this open-cockpit, mid-engine, mini-LMP looks to be an absolute monster, with a powerplant that can rev forever and a chassis capable of tracking down checkered flags like a shark to blood.

The Spyder has already eclipsed the lap times set by Radical’s previous “ultimate racer,” the SR8 RX, with more speed promised after further development. As with any new vehicle most at home on a starting grid, the Spyder represents Radical’s ongoing effort in performance and handling optimization.

At well over six figures, this is one very expensive plaything. But for anyone brave enough to take the plunge, the Spyder promises a racing experience unparalleled this side of Le Mans. The engine revs past 10,000 rpm, the grip will beat you senseless, and the downforce is as effective as hammering a nail. Come race day, there are precious few vehicles that are even capable of coming close to it. It’s the kind of package that inspires mere mortals to transcend to the realm of superheroes. It’s the kind of car that can mold bronze divinities from squishy grey lumps of clay. It really is that good.

Click past the jump to read more about the Radical RXC Spyder.

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2015 Radical RXC Hydrogen Powered

2015 Radical RXC Hydrogen Powered

Sometime in the future, there will be a place in the world for a hydrogen-powered race car. You can even argue that such a time is upon us. But even that is probably getting a little ahead of ourselves. Then, there’s Radical Sportscars, which is known more for its raunchy band of sports racers. But hydrogen race cars? Not so much. Or at least, not until now.

This is a Radical RXC, except that it isn’t just that. It’s actually a hydrogen-powered RXC. It still sounds a little too foreign for some people, but the truth is that hydrogen does have a future in the auto industry as an alternative energy source.

But Radical isn’t settling for that. It has a much bigger goal; one of which is to create a one-make racing series that will exclusively feature hydrogen-powered race cars.

Together with Cranfield University’s Advanced Motorsport Engineering postgraduate program, Radical set out to determine the viability of a low-cost, hydrogen-fueled racing prototype while using the RXC as its own guinea pig.

Click past the jump to read more about the Radical RXC Hydrogen Powered.

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2015 Radical RXC Turbo

2015 Radical RXC Turbo

Radical Sportscars, the company behind some of the most outrageous track-day toys on the planet has just released its newest machine: the Radical RXC Turbo. Thanks to a continuing partnership with Ford and a tuned 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, the RXC Turbo can make the blitz to 60 mph in under three seconds and will reach a top speed of 185 mph. This far surpasses the performance available with last year’s non-turbo RXC that was powered by a Ford 3.7-liter, V-6 engine.

A born racer, the Radical RXC Turbo comes with FIA approved crash boxes front and rear, and the outrageous body work can produce almost 2,000 pounds of downforce at top speed.

Even though its race ready, and features a host of race specific parts, this Radical is street legal. If you ever dreamed of parading through town in a Le Mans-style racer, this is the car for you.

Read more