Time For Tea: RXC on track


There can be little to make a petrolhead want a particular car more than a video of said car being driven hard, set to rousing music. Clearly, that’s something Radical’s aware of, if this latest release on its YouTube channel is anything to go by.

Ooh, atmospheric.
Ooh, atmospheric.
It shows Radical’s next big thing, the RXC, alternately being fettled in a pit garage and being put through its paces. There are a few words from Phil Abbott, Radical’s technical director, before Phil then exits stage left to pilot the new car, leaving us with nothing but the RXC’s fantastic soundtrack, provided by the Mustang-sourced 3.7-litre V6, and a rather filmic backing track.

Having last seen the RXC on a static display at Autosport, it’s pleasing to see it moving under its own steam, and it’s also good to note that development in full swing. With a kerb weight just over 900kg and 385hp, it promises to be just as shockingly quick as Radical’s previous efforts. Sounds like fun. When can we have a go?

 

 

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  • garypotter 11 Feb 2013

    Cannot wait to see vidoes of the new car being driven in anger, I drove the 1340cc radical at silverstone last year and was blown away by the experience, the cornering speed and braking was crazy, I admit the straight line speed was not all that as a bit asthmatic but a truely great track car.

    Good luck to Radical

  • antilag 08 Feb 2013

    If only knockhill wasnt 100 miles away from me! Wouldnt fancy long journeys in that! I'd have an ultima.

  • frontsplitter 08 Feb 2013

    I'll say it again - never assume

  • 356Speedster 08 Feb 2013

    frontsplitter said:
    "...and looking at how it's 99% track focussed and 1% road legal"

    How do you know this? Have you seen the road legal version? Have you driven it?
    Never assume
    Based on the video... and what's been said previously by Radical. It's clearly track focussed, with the minimum of what it needs to be road legal. Even the noise from the cockpit shots was enough to show that... you'd need earplugs on the road to drive that.

    Don't get me wrong, it's what Radical DO and they do it well, but their primary focus isn't driving down Her Maj's highways, therefore, from a competition point of view, road cars like those mentioned are not really comparable. Especially when this is over twice the price.

  • PascalBuyens 08 Feb 2013

    frontsplitter said:
    "...and looking at how it's 99% track focussed and 1% road legal"

    How do you know this? Have you seen the road legal version? Have you driven it?
    Never assume
    Erhm... the RXC IS the road legal version of this car, surely?

    As for the adjustable ride height: my Camaro has adjustable suspension as well, but to change the ride height, isn't just a "one push on a button" solution... With only 900kg I can't see how Radical would fit a fully operational air/hydraulic adjustable suspension...

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