Radical RXC Turbo with 454bhp unleashed

13 Jan, 2014 10:37am Jonathan Burn

The extreme Radical RXC Turbo has been launched at the Autosport Show, fitted with a 454bhp twin-turbo V6

This is the Radical RXC Turbo. The British based manufacturer has unveiled the car at the Autosport International Show, with headline figures reading 454bhp, 0-62mph in 2.6 seconds and a price tag of £129,000.

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It’s the most extreme road-going coupe Radical has launched and is based on the standard RXC unveiled at the same show last year. This Turbo version has been fitted with a 454bhp 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 Ford Ecoboost engine, favoured over the naturally-aspirated 3.7-litre V6 in the standard model.

An aerodynamic bodykit – with optional carbon fibre sections – plus front and rear diffusers help generate up to a claimed 900kg of downforce at maximum speed of 185mph. Four-way adjustable dampers along with a race-spec fuel tank and data logging package are also offered to dedicated track users - who are likely to make up the vast majority of Radical customers.

The RXC Turbo tips the scales at just 940kg, meaning the performance figures are in supercar territory, with 0-62mph despatched in 2.6 seconds – two tenths quicker than the standard RXC. Power is sent through a bespoke paddleshift seven-speed transverse gearbox, which allows full throttle upshifts and blips the throttle for clutchless downshifts, too.

Radical has priced the RXC Turbo at £129,000, meaning it demands a £34,500 premium over the standard model. Sales are likely to be limited, with the current RXC only managing 20 deliveries since August this year.

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