2012 Radical Xtreme Coupe review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 14 December 2012 , 08:12:05 byDan

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Radical Xtreme Coupe

Radical specialists are rather busy this time of the year, or to be more precise, now. Why exactly? Well, it seems that they plan to develop the Xtreme Coupe, a racer for the road model inspired from Le Mans. You might also hear of it as being the RXC.

Under the hood, the new model will have a 3.7-liter V6 engine developed by American manufacturer Ford, capable of producing 380 horsepower and 320 lb. ft. of torque. The carmaker plans to introduce both road and race versions, in fact. The road one will be used for different activities like track days and race weekends, but also road trips and the second one with compete in sports car championships and international GT, or at least this is what Radical officials said. If you are interested to know, the new Radical Xtreme Coupe has a power-to-weight ratio of 422 horsepower / ton.

To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have offered a 7-speed Quaife transmission that will help the model accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds. The vehicle measures 4.300 in length, 1.960 mm in width and 1.127 mm in height and this means is the longest and widest model Radical has ever made. To handle all the power, the engineers have provided 6-piston calipers with 330 mm discs for the front axle and 310 mm discs for the rear one. As an option and a higher price, of course, you can always order the carbon ceramic discs.

When it comes to the road legal version, Radical equipped it with 17-inch alloy wheels to transfer the output to the road. On the inside it has air conditioning, adjustable steering wheel and pedal box, power steering an also a heated front screen and race-spec Corbeau seats with 6-point harnesses.