Radical SR1: For the Track God on a Budget
And you get a race car, and you get a race car; Radical seems to be throwing out new racers Oprah style. Their latest addition dropping two numbers and a price tag for the budget enthusiast. "Radical?" you may be asking yourself if your not British. Well, they wrote the book on consumer race cars. Since '97, they've been putting the incompetent weekend warrior behind the wheel of some g-force pulling rides even before Caterham and Lola came up with the idea. Thus, they know exactly what to do to achieve good sales numbers for their new SR1.
Unlike the older and more expsensive SR3, the $46K SR1 will get you to 60mph in 3.6 seconds for less than the cost of a Corvette, and not taking away from the fact that you're still driving a damn race car. Unfortunately, because of 'the man' holding us down, the SR1 doesn't fare well on legal roadways considering its lack of headlights, or correct car size and shape.
The base level Radical comes with a Suzuki-sourced 1.3L engine good for 210 hp and some 240mm, 30-vane ventilated discs with four-pot calipers, aka big racing brakes.