Following its world premiere at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham just two weeks ago, the RXC Spyder has completed six successful days of continual testing at Race Resort Ascari in Spain, proving itself to be fast, reliable and fantastic to drive.
Test & Development driver James Abbott had the honour of giving Radical's new flagship racer its first laps, and immediately praised the car's performance and confident handling. Performance and handling optimisation has continued during the test with the car displaying instant improvements with each setup change.
The RXC Spyder has the same aerodynamic balance and weight distribution as the SR3 RSX, whilst being powered by the latest 3.0-litre generation of the in-house RPE V8 engine.
Using latest generation technology shared with the RXC V8 coupe including a new seven-speed paddleshift gearbox and variable-assistance power steering, the RXC Spyder enjoys larger dimensions than the current SR8 RX, allowing for a bigger and more generously-appointed cockpit than any previous open Radical and with a greater range of driving aids and benefits than previously available.
In just a few days on-track the RXC Spyder has already exceeded the pace of Radical’s longstanding SR8 RX model with more pace to be found as development continues over the coming weeks.
Sir Chris Hoy Tests New Models
Sir Chris Hoy also spent two days with the Radical Works Team at Ascari in preparation for his Radical European Masters season, completing over 100 laps in the SR3 RSX and SR8 RX as well as the RXC Spyder.
He commented afterwards that he couldn’t be more thrilled with the performance and drivability of the new models and is very much looking forward to taking part in the 2015 Radical European Masters season, which will form part of his Road to Le Mans programme.
RXC Spyder Test Drives AvailableThe RXC Spyder is Radical's new flagship racing car offering an LMP experience at far below the purchase and running costs.
Orders are being taken now with 15 already in-line for handover before the beginning of the 2015 Radical racing season.
Test drives are available now at Ascari and a number of UK and European locations. more info at radicalsportscars.com