Now this is one British car that immediately grabbed my attention, a Le Mans-based racer with a power-to-weight-ratio similar to a Ferrari F50 and actually more than a Maserati MC12. The best bit? For £90,000, you can actually drive it on the road.
Hard to believe when you look at the thing – it’s aggressive, poised, built for pure racing and speed. The front arches, headlights and gaping air ducts will look a little out of place when you drive to the Post Office to renew your tax disc, but in a good way I suppose.
British makers Radical claim it has the capacity to produce 50 of these RXC rockets every year.
The 380-bhp 900-kg lightweight’s initial concept came four years ago when looking at the Peugeot Le Mans car.
The heart powering this savage is a 3.7-L V6 from a Ford Mustang, the 380-bhp combined with its 900-kg giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 422hp per tonne. This engine will be mated to a seven-speed Quaife gearbox with paddle shifters driving the rear wheels and helping to propel the RXC from 0-100km/h in just 2.8 seconds – that’s not just stupid fast, it’s grab the Xanax fast. If that wasn’t silly enough, Radical claim they will introduce an even lighter V8 engine from the Mustang with 500-bhp!