Radical is working on "a Le Mans-inspired racer for the road" called Xtreme Coupe.

Radical is working on "a Le Mans-inspired racer for the road" called Xtreme Coupe or RXC for short.

At its heart is a Ford-built V6 3.7-liter engine generating 380 hp (283 kW) at 6,750 rpm and a peak torque of 320 lb-ft (433 Nm) at 4,250 rpm. The Peterborough-based car maker plans both road and race versions. The former will be used for "road trips, track days and race weekends", while the latter will be able to compete in international GT and sportscar championships, according to Radical.

With a curb weight of only 900 kg (1,984 lbs), the RXC has a power-to-weight ratio of 422 hp / ton. Power will be sent to rear wheels via a 7-speed Quaife gearbox that will enable the car to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds.

It will be the firm's longest and widest model ever, measuring 4,300mm long, 1,960mm wide and 1,127mm tall. It has composite body sections, double wishbone suspension and a tubular steel spaceframe benefiting from FIA-spec front/rear crash structures.

With its carbon fiber bi-plane rear wing and front/rear diffusers, the RXC is able to produce 900 kg (1,984 lbs) of downforce. The stopping power comes from 6-piston calipers with 330mm discs for the front axle and 310mm discs at the back. For more money, clients will be able to opt for carbon ceramic discs. The road-legal model will ride on 17-inch wheels.

Other highlights include air conditioning, power steering, adjustable steering wheel and pedal box, gullwing doors and a heated front screen. Inside it also gets race-spec Corbeau seats with 6-point harnesses.

The race version is scheduled to appear on January 10 at the Autosport International Show. Its road-legal sibling will go on sale next summer at a starting price of 89,500 GBP.

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