A Radical approach to the Autosport Show

British sports car firm Radical is bringing its exciting new cars to Europe’s largest motorsport exhibition, Autosport International, in Birmingham next January.

Radical’s approach to engineering lightweight racers, coupled with the ability to get the most out of small capacity engines, has resulted in some ground-breaking sports cars with jaw-dropping performance. Now the public will have a chance to preview Radical’s latest products and its striking new livery from 8-11 January 2009, on the company’s biggest-ever stand at this annual event that traditionally kicks off the motorsport season.

Radical’s most successful model to date is the SR3 Supersport, with an all-new chassis set to make its debut at the show. Powered by a four-cylinder superbike engine, the car benefits from a six-speed sequential gearbox and an optional high-downforce package.

Also at the show will be the 2009 version of the SR4 Clubsport, inspired by the 2003 Le Mans-winning Bentley Speed 8. Combining speed, despite being powered by just a 1000cc engine, with ease-of-use, the model is known as UK’s most successful multi-purpose racing, track day and extreme road car.

The PR6 Prosport, another planned feature for the show, has been upgraded for 2009 with improved safety features, better aerodynamics, and reduced weight. This car can be fitted with a variety of engines ranging from 1000 to 1500cc, depending on the championship entered.

The highlight of the Radical stand will be the all-new SR8 Le Mans, which puts out 400 horsepower with a weight of just 650 kilograms. Radical’s Mick Hyde commented: “We’ve been coming to the show since the company was started more than 10 years ago, and it’s a focal point of the year for us. We’ve got some exciting new cars out, and there’s no better way to get them in front of the press and public. This is going to be our biggest-ever stand at the show, which is a sign of just how important it is to us.”

“Radical shares a long history with Autosport International and we are pleased to see them exhibit with us once more,” added Haymarket Exhibitions’ Show Director Ian France. “The variety of cars confirmed for the 2009 show is growing each day and the line-up that Radical is bringing will certainly add to the excitement.”

Notes to editorsThe 2008 Autosport International Show attracted over 84,000 visitors, including 28,000 trade buyers. Over 1,000 media representatives were present throughout the event, covering the show’s numerous live displays and 850 exhibitors.

Autosport International will be open to the public on Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 January 2009. Adult tickets start at £29 per day, with children’s tickets costing £19, and include a 34-page souvenir brochure. To book, visit autosport-international.com or call 00 44 (0) 844 579 3188.

Paddock passes are available for £35 per adult and £25 for children. In addition to standard admission, visitors will have access to the Driver Signing Area as well as fast-track entry to the Live Action Arena and a great viewing position at the centre of the grandstands.

A Platinum Club pass, at £100, includes all the benefits of the Paddock Pass plus exclusive access to the VIP enclosure at the very top of the Live Action Arena grandstand, complete with champagne and canapés. You will also receive complimentary parking, cloakroom at the NEC plus a goodie bag.