Radical has recently showcased the 2017 model year SR8 during the Autosport International event in the United Kingdom, but it may be far more interesting to know the company is gunning for another Nurburgring record.
Apparently the Radical RXC500 sports car will attempt to take down the Nürburgring road car lap record, which is being held by another model of the brand – the Radical SR8LM, at 6 minutes and 48 seconds. There’s a scruffy debacle here – because the SR8LM is not legal everywhere in the world so many are counting the Porsche 918 Spyder to be the undisputed record holder for a road-legal car on the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife.
According to a report, Radical representatives on location at the 2017 SR8 reveal during the Autosport International show said the RXC500 has already been tested on the Nurburgring on an open track day and even with traffic to account for it came back to the stable with “a very convincing time”. The RXC500, a fixed roof coupe, should eschew the debacle surrounding the 9 seconds difference between the SR8LM and the 918 Spyder, because it’s road-legal. It has 530bhp and 481lb ft of torque under the hood thanks to a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6, hitting 60 mph in 2.6 seconds and then a maximum speed of 185 mph (298 km/h) thanks to it tipping the scales at just 1129 kg.