With a lightweight spaceframe chassis, the open-cockpit two-seater weighs in at just 765kg, giving a power-to-weight ratio of 458bhp per tonne – around the same as its Dallara Stradale and Lotus 3-Eleven rivals.
The Rapture features the same fully-adjustable suspension, braking and drivetrain systems as the SR3 and SR8 racers, which Radical says are easily accessible and repairable due to the Rapture’s modular body construction.
Styling-wise, the Rapture marks a subtle evolution of Radical’s Le Mans prototype-inspired design language, standing out from the company’s RXC Spyder racer with a reworked nose-cone, diffuser set-up and rear wing design.
An LCD display sits behind the Rapture’s multi-function steering wheel, and live telemetry updates and race logging functions are available.
Electric mirrors and a heater are standard; optional extras include a stone chip protection kit, bespoke cover, GPS-equipped camera system, trimmed interior panels and a European travel pack. A remote engine immobiliser and fire extinguisher system are fitted for safety in the event of a crash.
A track-only Performance package adds a brake pressure logging system, rear towing eye, adjustable brake bias dial, front dive planes and an F1-style powertrain calibration switch on the steering wheel. Radical can supply sets of slick and wet racing tyres, as well as a set of optional forged alloy wheels.
The company does not anticipate that the Rapture will feature in its European motorsport series, given its heightened road bias compared to other models, but says it is looking at adapting the Rapture to meet demand for a Radical endurance racer. Buyers of the new model can opt for a track tuition session upon delivery, which Radical says will help drivers to “get the most” from the car.