Any Radical in the USA is fantastic to experience up close, especially in its native environment: the racetrack.
The Radical SR3 SL here is the only two-seat model in the United States – so it is:
a) the quickest car around almost any racetrack — including the Nurburgring, where Radical has long held an unbeat-ably quick pace in the 6.44-second SR8. The SR3 SL is no slouch either: its roughly 7:00-second Nordeshleiffe lap is still in the top 20 for any kind of car, racers included.
b) one of the only street-legal track cars of this caliber of performance
c) a two-seater!
Amazing stuff. 45 original, super-high-res photos of this SR3 SL at Atlanta Motorsports Park. Plus 30 or so photos of the latest official Radical SR3 SL photos.
The SR3 SL flatters on all levels: performance, handling, styling and specification.
At the heart of the SR3 SL beats the advanced Ford EcoBoost engine. Turbocharged and with 300 bhp, it has direct fuel injection and a fly-by-wire throttle, coupled to a six-speed paddleshift to allow for lightning-quick 80ms gear changes.
Protected by a lightweight spaceframe chassis that’s tested and approved to FIA sportscar racing standards, and an aluminium honeycomb crash structure developed at Cranfield’s Formula One testing facility, you’re driving the safest car of its type.
Fully-floating 280mm disc brakes at the front and rear provide stopping power beyond the abilities of any other supercar. Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche owners should watch their mirrors… no other road car comes close, or passes, on a track day.
- 0-60mph: 3.4 seconds (Porsche 911 Carrera: 4.6 seconds)
- 0-100mph: 8.4 seconds
- 60-0mph: 2.67 seconds
- Vmax: 161mph
- Length: 4.10m
- Height: 1.13m
- Width: 1.79m
- Dry weight: 775kg
300bhp RPE-Ford 2000cc, turbocharged engine with split-event direct injection, twin-independent variable cam timing, fly-by-wire throttle and LIFE bespoke engine management
Six-speed sequential transaxle with integral Quaife ATB differential
Paddleshift gear change with auto-blipper
Lightweight spaceframe chassis with FIA compliant safety cell and crash structure
Full road lighting and bodywork
Intrax adjustable suspension optimised for road and track use
280mm, 48-vane fully-floating disc brakes front and rear with
BREATHTAKING PERFORMANCE AND EASY TO DRIVE