RADICAL SPORTSCARS WILL SOON CELEBRATE ITS 25 ANNIVERSARY WITH PROJECT 25, A TRACK-FOCUSED WEAPON.
Radical Sportscars create some pretty damn wicked track-focused cars, and they’re on track to release a new weapon later in 2023. Radical is one of a handful of small-capacity manufacturers that are dedicated to producing track-focused racecars, and the cars they have created to date have ensured the bespoke automaker has amassed a cult-like following the world over. It wasn’t too long ago that we reported on an update to one of the cars they produce, the SR. It's a favourite model of ours because the older generation is one of the only ones we’ve physically laid eyes on here in SA. Well-known local racer Devin Robertson piloted his nitrous-fed, Suzuki-powered Radical SR1 Prosport up the winding hill at the prestigious Simola Hillclimb at such pace that it because one of only a handful of cars to break the sub-40 second barrier along with a well-deserved 3rd in class. Incidentally, the duo is entered into the 2023 event and will be doing their best to better that result, albeit a serious uphill (excuse the pun) battle. Radical Sportscars is once again in the news because the outfit’s upcoming Project 25 car is nearing its completion and release date. "25 years. It’s a huge accolade for Radical Motorsport as a race car manufacturer and single-make racing series organiser. ‘Project 25’ has been designed and will be built to commemorate this milestone and showcase the knowledge and skills our UK-based engineering and manufacturing firm has to offer. We are proud to preview the first glance to press after unveiling the car to our dealer network and guests of the World Finals in Las Vegas, USA.” says Joe Anwyll, Radical Motorsport CEO.
Project 25' has been specifically designed to embody Radical's unparalleled racing heritage while delivering an unrivalled driver experience that's synonymous with the brand. While the exact specifications of Project 25 are yet to be released, but we do know the purpose-built track weapon will feature Radical's signature spaceframe chassis with a new design, and it will be strong, stiff and lightweight so handling, driver engagement and driver feedback will be as good, if not better, than what Radical cars normally has - and that’s impressive. Many Radical cars can be had in turnkey guise with a supplied and race-proven 1340cc or 1500cc 4-cylinder mated to a 6-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shift and Quaife limited-slip differential, but the micro-manufacturer will be beefing things up a fair bit as Project 25 will see fitment of a twin-turbocharged V6 powerplant that is estimated to produce a whopping 850 hp. The power-to-weight will be mind-blowing. Project 25' is expected to start production of the 25 planned units in Q4 of 2023, with the limited cars being planned for customer delivery during 2024. While Project 25 remains shrouded in mystery for now, it's already generating heaps of excitement in the racing world. In fact, VIP guests were given a sneak peek of the new car at Radical's end-of-season World Finals in Las Vegas, marking the beginning of what is sure to be a long and prosperous journey for the iconic British marque. As usual, we’ll keep you posted on the progress.
Take a look at the YouTube video that shows off the Radical Cars range being tested at the iconic Silverstone circuit in the UK. Of course, the upcoming Project 25 that we've been talking about because it' well, upcoming - rest assured as soon as a physical car is filmed in the wild, we'll bring you an update: Radical Review at Silverstone, best track cars? | Motorflix
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