New RXC Spyder is Radical's performance flagship, with high-revving V8 power and Le Mans-inspired design
9 January 2015

Radical has pulled the wraps off its new RXC Spyder sports car at the Autosport International show.

The RXC Spyder is available to order now with first deliveries expected early this year. It’s priced at £131,940.

The new model is powered by a high-revving 3.0-litre V8 engine, which develops 440bhp at 10,500rpm and 280lb ft at 7500rpm. It’s connected to a seven-speed paddle-shift transmission. 

No performance details have been revealed, but with a kerb weight of just 860kg expect some blistering 0-62mph sprint times. The engine is good for 40 hours of racing between rebuilds – the equivalent to a whole racing season.

The RXC Spyder also gets some styling cues from the Radical’s SR9 LMP2 car. The composite modular bodywork is built around a new, FIA-compliant tubular steel spaceframe chassis. 

The RXC Spyder uses double wishbone suspension both front and rear with pushrod-activated dampers. Braking force is supplied by 350mm six-piston ventilated discs, which sit inside 17-inch wheels. Optional 18-inch wheels are also available.

Inside, vital information is relayed through a 7-inch screen with integrated data logger. This is also the first Radical model to offer electrically assisted power steering. 

Radical says the RXC Spyder offers “a specification to beat all rivals,” and provides “an experience closer to LMP competition than ever before”.

The company has also revealed a go-faster version of its SR3, which takes the name SR3 RSX and is also at the Autosport show. Powered by a Suzuki-sourced 1.5-litre four-cylinder DOHC engine with 210bhp at 9500rpm and 124lb ft at 8200rpm, the updated track model can reach 60mph in 3.1sec and has a top speed of 155mph.

Changes over the current car include improved emissions from the engine, redesigned bodywork and extended durability, with the engine now running for 45 hours between rebuilds.

 

The SR3 RSX is on sale now, with prices starting from £80,349.

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Our Verdict

Radical RXC
The RXC is about as close to a Le Mans car for the road as it is possible to get

The Radical RXC offers one of the most extreme driving experiences available on public roads

2 November 2014

... if you need to rebuild the engine every year.

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