Radical Unveils The Radical RXC Turbo, Its Fastest Car So Far

Radical RXC Turbo 500R, Radical, Fastest Car

Radical has revealed the brand new Radical RXC Turbo 500R at the Geneva motor show, which at 700bhp is its most powerful car yet.

As usual, the new RXC Turbo 500R will be available for both the road and the race track.

And as ever, this “Le Mans car for the road” might look completely bonkers sitting in London traffic, but who cares because you’re driving a Radical.

The car will also be given a shot at beating the Nürburgring lap record, which is still in the hands of the Radical SR8 which lapped the historical race track in 2009 in just 6 minutes and 48 seconds.

The new RXC Turbo 500R is based on the previous generation RXC Turbo but is armed with brand new turbos, which an extra 100bhp is optional.

As well as the added power, the car also boasts full carbon-fire bodywork which has reduced the weight by some 60kg.

Radical’s Need For Speed

Just 21 stripped-down cars will be available at first in a nod to the 21km Nürburgring.

Mechanical enhancements will then be added before the normal range goes on sale, with prices starting from £167,500.

Radical have not said how fast the RXC Turbo 500R might go around the Nürburgring, and they have not ran any lap sims.

A spokesman said: “We have all the data from the 2009 run, and know where we were strong and where we were weak.

Essentially, the car carried huge speed through the corners but didn’t reach high enough speeds on the straight. With 700bhp and completely different aerodynamics, we plan to ensure that does not happen again.”

Three runs will be carried out using three different sets of Dunlop tyres.

Will Titterington
  • 9th March 2016

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