Radical RXC Hardtop Revealed

Peterborough-based Radial Sports Cars chose the 2013 Autosport International show to reveal their first-ever hard-top race car, the RXC. Its new in-house-optimised Ford Duratec 3.7 litre V6 engine produces 380bhp, enough to propel the lightweight machine to 60mph in a lightning-quick 2.8 seconds.

One-time LeMans 24 winner and triple Daytona 24 hour winner Andy Wallace has signed up to the RXC Programme as chief test and development driver. He spent a large part of his motorsport career testing and developing cars in fields varying from F1 (McLaren) through Group C, GTs and DTM. In 1995, he also set a record for a road car at 241mph.

Company co-founder Phil Abbott said the company had gone for a revolutionary new car to help celebrate their magnificent sales tally of over 1700 cars since the company was founded in 1997. He said they set out to design and build a car “that was faster than a supercar, totally driver focused and intensely rewarding to drive”, starting with a clean-sheet design with only a handful of components carried over from its present 5-model range – all produced at the company’s 30,000sq.ft. facility.


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