The newly turbocharged version of the RXC is priced at £129,000
Radical expects to make around 50 RCXs a year
Heavily bolstered seats should provide a high degree of support in corners; LCD instrument cluster relays vital information
At the heart of this new version of the RXC is a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre Ford EcoBoost engine
The original RXC was seen at the Salon Privé show last summer
The new car uses a twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 Ford EcoBoost engine, as opposed to the standard car's naturally aspirated 3.7-litre Ford V6. Power has increased from around 375bhp to 454bhp, while torque has increased from 320lb ft to 500lb ft.
The extra power and torque allows this latest version of the RXC to sprint from 0-60mph in 2.6 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds faster than the current car. Its top speed has also increased from 175mph to 185mph.
Minor bodywork changes have also been employed, with new front air ducts providing air flow to the intercoolers and other minor tweaks improving aerodynamic efficiency.
Prices for the new RXC will be higher than the £94,500 asked for the current model, starting at £129,000.
First unveiled at London's Motorexpo show last summer, the Radical RXC is the firm's first fully enclosed racer. Radical officials have told Autocar the company plans to produce up to 50 cars per year, while company owner Phil Abbot says Radical will look to extend its partnership with Ford and its EcoBoost engines in the future.
Abbot said: "We found people were wanting a long-life engine, which meant we turned to Ford and its EcoBoost. Rather than further tune the standard engine and reduce its life, we chose a new long-life engine and upgraded the boost.
"We would like to extend the partnership [with Ford]. The EcoBoost technology is a great all-round package for us. In the back of my mind there's already a new EcoBoost model in our range."