British sports car company Radical has unveiled the new entry-level SR1 model. Targeted to enthusiast drivers looking to participate in trackday and club motorsport events, the SR1 is a focused sports car capable of humbling six-figure price-tag supercars.
The lightweight sports prototype, which features styling inspired from its SR9 LMP2 race car big brother, is powered by the familiar 1.3-liter RPE-Suzuki four-cylinder engine which is used in other Radical models. Power output is 210 bhp and 130 ft-lbs of torque at 10,500rpm. Power transfer arrives via a six-speed sequential gearbox equipped with a Quaife ATB limited-slip differential as standard. Zero to 60 mph takes only 3.6 seconds, 50 to 100mph in 6.1 seconds and top speed is 138mph.
Other features includes 240mm vented brake discs with four-piston calipers, FIA approved safety cell and deformable crash structure, racing specification harnesses and an integral fire extinguisher system. Radical-specific Dunlop slick, wet and road tires are optionally available.
"Over the last decade, the SR range has introduced and inspired a new generation of racing and track driving enthusiasts, and the SR1 extends that engineering development out to a wider audience," said Radical co-founder Phil Abbott. "The SR1 is brilliant fun to drive and the performance is readily accessible for drivers of all abilities and ages. We're all really excited about the SR1 and I'm certain that it will be a huge success. You only have to take a brief test drive to discover just how good the car is!"
With a base price of £29,850+VAT, nothing beats the Radical SR1 when it comes to the performance-for-pound ratio.
Key specifications and standard features are listed in the press release below.