Radical RXC: The World's Most Extreme Street Legal Coupe - XCAR
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Radical can hardly be considered sane at the best of times, but with the
RXC they've taken their name quite literally and gone a few thousand steps
further than ever before. Known for putting Superbike engines in light
chassis to create a killer track car combination (The SR3 being their
flagship model), with the RXC this is the first car they've designed from
the ground up to be both for the road and track. They've dubbed it the
'world's most extreme road-legal coupe'. It's hard to argue with that.
Powered by a 3.7 litre V6 Ford engine found in the new Mustang, it produces 380 bhp with
320lb ft of torque. Unlike the new Mustang, however, it weighs only
900kg, meaning it has 422bhp per ton. It's also capable of producing up to
900kg of downforce, the same as the cars weight. Again - road legal. Did we
mention that already?
As unbelievable as all this may be, Radical's LMP1 inspired car has
finished its track development and just begun testing on the road, and XCAR
were lucky enough to be the first ever to see the RXC take its first
journey. We witnessed it in action on country lanes, A roads and saw the
reaction it got filling up at a service station. We even managed to eat a
service station sandwich inside it, most probably another world first.
Needless to say, we were awestruck by the presence of the thing. The noise,
the speed, the looks. It's certainly striking, and with the promise of it
being a progressive handling driver's car in the same vein as the SR3, we
can't wait until its finished and we can test it on the road and track. All
signs point to it being equally at home on both.
Words/Presented by: Nick Wilkinson
Shot by: Ben Scott/Nick Wilkinson
Edit by: Nick Wilkinson
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ChaseCam: Nurburgring Production car record Radical SR8
Produced for EVO magazine. Enjoy a lap of the famous Ring in 6.48 driven by
Michael Vergers filmed using a ChaseCam solid state digital recorder
combined with Dashware to convert the datalogger information into graphics
on screen. In this case we customised the graphic package to include the
Radical brand and our own ChaseCam brand, offering publishing houses and
production companies the ability to commercialise onboard video and at the
same time making it more engaging to watch. Dashware is fully customisable
with a large variety of dial packs available.
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Ferrari-Lambo and Atom
My brother's Ferrari and Lamborghini experience at Elvington. Also
includes my sister in the Ariel Atom.
Radical SR8 LM Brutal Loud Sound!!
I have filmed a friend's Radical RS8 LM being tested at the Monza
racetrack. Actually, it's the fastest road legal car at the Nurburgring
track with a lap time of 6:48. The video shows many accelerations and very
high speed fly bys with also a little backfire. In the main straight the
top speed they reached was 302km/h.
My ride in a Radical SR3:
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Ariel Atom V8 vs 600bhp rallycross Citroen DS3 vs BMW HP4 superbike drag race - autocar.co.uk
Which is faster? An Ariel Atom V8
track day toy, BMW HP4 superbike or a rallycross Citroen DS3 with 600bhp?
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Here we have three completely different ways of going extremely quickly in
a straight line. Time for a drag race then. So what are the contenders?
There's the one-wheel drive BMW HP4 superbike, which arguably requires the
most skill to extract speed from but has a ludicrous 757bhp/tonne
power-to-weight ratio. Then there's the two-wheel drive Ariel Atom V8 with
748bhp/tonne and the Citroen DS3 Rallycross car with only 577bhp/tonne but
all-important four-wheel drive. Oh, and did we mention it's wet?
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Ariel Atom VS Ferrari
Playing around getting some footage of Kevin's nice 430 at shannonville
track day (MR2 club track day). You can't really tell until near the end,
but the Atom's much faster.
Better to get footage than just pass that big red exotic :).
Electric Ariel Atom vs Porsche Carrera GT Ferrari 360 Spider NO CONTEST
Electric Ariel Atom vs Porsche Carrera GT Ferrari 360 Spider
Only about 15% of the energy from the fuel you put in your tank gets used
to move your car down the road or run useful accessories, such as air
conditioning. The rest of the energy is lost to engine and drive line
inefficiencies and idling. Therefore, the potential to improve fuel
efficiency with advanced technologies is enormous. With an Electric Car it
costs just $1.00 per 100kms with MUCH more performance than with petrol at
$25.00 per 100kms.
Ferrari 360 Spider - 400Bhp / 3197lb
Porsche Carrera GT - 605Bhp / 3043lb
Wrighspeed X1 - 220Bhp / 1536lb
• 3-phase AC induction motor, 236hp at the motor shaft
• 182 ft lbs torque at the motor shaft, from 0 rpm to 6,000 rpm
• 13,300 rpm rev limit
• weight 1,536 lbs
• no clutch, single gear ratio 8.25:1
. 25kw/hr Li-ion battery pack.
Porsche Carrera GT Vs. Electric Car Wrightspeed X1