Radical to Launch Le Mans-Inspired Racing Car for the Road
However, they now want to try something new, with a more grown up car, a road-biased model, dubbed the RXC, with a top speed of 175 mph or 280 km/h. Power will come from a Ford-sourced 3.7-liter V6 engine, which will produce 380 hp. That may seem like a small figure, but with the car’s expected weight of around (or under) 900 kg, its power to weight ratio is actually 420 hp per tonne.
Both road and racing versions will be built, and in its most basic form, the car should crack the benchmark 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in under three seconds. It will also be the company’s biggest car to date, at 4.3 meters long and 1.96 meters wide.
The carbon fiber-clad car is set to go on sale next summer, and the price has already been announced: it’s £89,500, or $144,000/€110,900. A racing version will be revealed before the road car, at a date and location which have already been announced: the Autosport International Show at Birmingham NEC on January 10th.
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