Radical RXC - V8 - Cholmondeley Pageant of Power 2015
The RXC V8 is the perfect car for those track drivers and racers who want the ultimate low-weight, race-bred performance engine with a mesmerising soundtrack all the way to 10,000rpm, combined with reliability and real-world running costs. A power-to-weight-ratio of over 510bhp per tonne means that the RXC V8 accelerates faster, corners harder and brakes later than its rivals. The V8 benefits from more power, a lower centre of gravity and lighter powertrain weight whilst retaining all of Radical’s trademark on-track usability and refinement.
Radical’s MD, Phil Abbott said the RXC would become a ‘game-changer’ and so it has proved. Never before had a car been available for the road and track with performance and technology on this scale with real-world reliability. The RXC V8 takes the RXC’s on-track performance to the ultimate by combining the agile and capable RXC chassis technology with Radical’s own potent, lightweight V8 engine. The result is a track and race car that humbles the established supercar set.
The RXC V8 is a track-day car that is also used in top-tier motorsport. It is powered by the same 3-liter V8 as the RXC Spyder. At £111,689, while certainly not the cheapest Radical, is a bit of a performance bargain.