Ecoboost-Powered Radical Revealed

Radical is set to reveal the latest version of its hardcore track car/road-legal racer - the SR3 SL - at the Autosport show in January.

According to Radical, the SL will be the company's most advanced sports car ever, and will be powered by a version of Ford's new 2.0-litre, Euro5-compliant Ecoboost engine.

This brand-new turbocharged unit features Twin-Independent Variable Cam Timing and state-of-the-art, high-pressure Direct Injection, and transmits its power to the road via a six-speed sequential gearbox. Radical has also tweaked the motor to provide it with 300bhp as standard.

And if the paddle-shift gearchange, fly-by-wire throttle, and 675kg kerb weight isn't extreme enough for you, Radical will offer a Race Pack, which includes options such as engine calibration map selection (giving 'road, 'wet' and 'racetrack' maps), an FIA-approved fuel cell, a bi-plane rear wing and racing tyre options.

As well as the SR3 SL, Radical will also reveal the SR8 RX with a new 2.7-litre RPX V8 at the Autosport show from 13-16 January.

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  • GTRene 20 Dec 2010

    That sounds very good, a proper engine and 300hp as standard with that low weight biggrin
    fantastic Radical.

  • soad 20 Dec 2010

    Sounds promising, very healthy spec

  • vintageracer01 20 Dec 2010

    Now we are talking!


  • CypherP 20 Dec 2010

    Is it parked next to an Aston? Love the sound of that. Great amount of power for its weight.

  • rhinochopig 20 Dec 2010

    No thanks - NA or SC engine please.

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