2012 Radical SR1 review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 2 July 2012 , 11:07:58 byEmil

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Radical SR1

Radical announced a new edition, the SR1 lightweight sports car concept. The model features a package that makes it perfect for track-days and club motorsport, including sprints, hill-climbs and circuit racing. Its design was developed by the same team that created the SR9 LMP2 racecar. The two-seater cockpit is ideal for professional driving tuition or even for entertaining friends and business partners. Under the hood it hides a RPE-Suzuki 4-cylinder engine capable of developing 210 BHP. All this output is being sent to the wheels through a 6-speed sequential transmission offered as standard with a Quaife ATB differential offering grip and control. To handle the power the carmaker offered a braking system with 240mm, 30-vane ventilated discs with four-pot calipers that generate exceptional stopping power.

In terms of safety, the occupants are protected by a comprehensive safety cell and deformable crash structure, an integral fire extinguisher system and racing-specification harnesses. The Radical SR1 is very fun to drive and the performance is accessible for drivers of all ages and abilities. The carmaker established the retail price for the SR1 at GBP29.850, taxes not included. The output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and from 50 to 100 mph in 6.1 seconds. The SR1 is capable of reaching a top speed of 138 mph. Some of the other features the model is equipped with include fully adjustable pedal box, driver seat-belt complying with FIA requirements, lightweight steel flywheel with multi-plate clutch, stainless steel manifold and silencer, radical four-pot calipers front and rear and owners name on side of cockpit. The list continues with composite side-skirts, wheel arch and side pod louvres, rear wing with end plates, rear brake and fog lights.