Porsche 918 Spyder is considered the fastest street legal production car around the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife with a lap time of 6:57.
Or is it really Porsche? If you consider small British car manufacturer Radical Sportcars and their models street-legal and fully production(which they are, but not in all countries) then they are the king of the ‘Ring.
Back in 2009 Radical SR8 LM lapped the famous German track in 6:48 and now the company thinks it can go even faster with an upgraded version of its new flagship model, the RXC Turbo 500.
The RXC Turbo 500 is based on the RXC coupe, which debuted more than a year ago, powered by Ford’s 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 upgraded to 450bhp.
Thanks to new turbos, twin-phase actuators, a new intake manifold with six injectors, a new regulator and fuel system, power is raised in the Turbo 500 to 530bhp and 481 lb-ft of torque. That’s good enough to take it from 0-100mph in just 6.8 seconds and from 40 to 80mph in 3.0 seconds.
The RXC Turbo 500 will debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show and current RXC coupe owners can already order Upgrade package if the current 450bhp is not enough.
Radical will be returning to the Nürburgring Nordschleife road course with the RXC Turbo 500 this August, for an attempt to beat its own, “long-standing production car lap record”.
There will be three record runs with different tyres. First attempt will be done with Dunlop SportMaxx road tyres, second one with Dunlop Direzza D03G road-legal performance tyres, and the third one with Dunlop SP Sport slick tyres.