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Radical SR8 specs

Car type Open-wheeler
Curb weight 650 kg (1433 lbs)
Power / weight 558 ps (551 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 417 Nm (308 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2005
Origin country United Kingdom
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Performance

Top speed 270 kph (168 mph)

Powertrain

Engine type V8
Displacement 2.6 l (159 ci)
Power 363 ps (358 bhp / 267 kw)
Torque 271 Nm (200 lb-ft)
Power / liter 140 ps (138 hp)
Transmission 6 speed
Layout middle engine, rear wheel drive

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Track Time
Nürburgring Nordschleife 6:55.00

SR8 rivals

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garret  4y ago

i dunno fastest car on the ring, i can drive it on the road and its a cheaper option and than anything almost as fast as it. if i want a road car ill just get a minivan but this is made to go fast and its the fastest and the least expensive, and i bet it hurts many egos. cough cough bmw owners


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yhbuddy  6y ago

SSC Ultimate Aero is never mentioned in a matchup with the Radical??? Is that because there is no track time?

because they are completly different machines. one is made to eat corners, and the other is to get the highest top speed.


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Anonymous  9y ago

Not really, they just dont have anything in common.


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Anonymous  9y ago

SSC Ultimate Aero is never mentioned in a matchup with the Radical??? Is that because there is no track time?


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BumRush  9y ago

Yes that is your opinion, and i respect that, But an Alternative? Cmooonnn LOL M3 or Carrera S would be my pick for an alternative, but ANY Radical as 1? LOL Maybe a Nascar? or a Go-Kart? or a Caparo? LOL I respect ya thought though.


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E  9y ago

I think the Radical is a fine R8 alternative. But that's my opinion.


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BumRush  9y ago

Now you KNOW, that discussion is going to come up everythime someone mentions Radical:)


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venom  9y ago

disclaimer- im not saying this isnt a good road legal car dont start that argument


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venom  9y ago

i agree with bumrush i have a go-kart anyway :)


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BumRush  9y ago

Umm, Ok? Anyhoo, you would have to be a FOOL, to take this Radical Race car over a R8!!


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as  9y ago

this in the real life is slower than the Audi R8 V10


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Langho  9y ago

Why are people still rambling on about 'it still being legal only in the UK'? The Radical that now holds the record was driven straight from the factory in Peterbrough with a passenger, through Europe to Germany and did its Ring run on the same tyres? There is a great video of the two two guys posted on EVO magazine of them blasting along on public roads, at petrol stations and driving onto the cross channel ferry ferry with everyone else to get to france & Germany.


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Enano  9y ago

Guys, it's not a soap box car, so give it some credit. There is also engeniers sitting at the factory putting knowledge into the car. I don't like it also, and it doesn't look like a street car to me, but it is, so....


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Anonymous  9y ago

I see no race car, just the fastest street car around.


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Anonymous  9y ago

We should do a poll on this car.


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Anonymous  9y ago

I agree, but its only legal in the UK, and thats gotta count for somthing, plus it has a lap, but i do agree with everything you have too say.


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Anonymous  9y ago

Please erase this race car as it is not likely anyone will ever see one as it is not a production car. How many were built 10??


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Anonymous  9y ago

yeah, i highly doubt tis is faster than a T1.


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Wads  9y ago

Well it is THE fastest at the moment so yes....


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Matteo  9y ago

would it be faster than a caparo t1 or the almost-out ariel atom 500 around the 'ring?


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BumRush  9y ago

ROTFL!!!!!! Wow People LOL


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Georg  9y ago

anoymous no one cares what you think... REAL car enthusiasts buy this car and drive it..the reason why they have sold much more of them than Ariel sold their Atom..


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Anonymous  9y ago

Oooo, 10 whole orders lol im not a fan of the ACR, but im a fan of AutoMobiles, and this is no streetcar, dont care how many they make, car enthusiasts, REAL car enthusiasts, damn sure do NOT count this, and if your gonna add this you might as well add any race car that has ever done a timed lap at the Ring.


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Slonya  9y ago

Watch a video, where Radical SR8LM is driven on Italy streets there on FastestLaps.com


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Georg  9y ago

This is a production car... Radical has a 30,000square feet factory in the UK offering 6different models of which only the SR9 LMP2 can´t be registered for street use!
Since 2005 this car officle holds the lap record for the fastest street legal production car around the Ring... no matter what Viper ACR fans, car manufactors, GT-R fans, ZR1 fans claim... BTW Radical recived in 2004 10orders for the SR8 befor the first car was even shown to public..

.... From the Radical homepage...

The Radical SR8 is quite simply the world’s fastest production sportscar, holding the lap record around the world’s longest and most arduous track – the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Performance is provided by the unique Powertec RP range of engines which includes superbike technology in the cylinder heads and Formula 1 technology engine internals. Since the Nürburgring lap record was achieved in 2005 the SR8 has undergone continual development. Radical have improved the aerodynamics, safety and serviceability of the SR8 while Powertec engineering have developed the engine from its original 360bhp to the current 380bhp for the 2.6 litre SR8 Supersport and 460bhp for the 2.8 litre SR8LM. Drivers requiring the best two-seater track day car money can buy need look no further.

they even offer leather seats as an option ....

@sdstarnes
BTW they have sold over 400 cars since 2002 from one model allone and you claim this not to be a production car ... LOL


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BumRush  9y ago

I dont count this myself, Viper ACR is the True Ring holder, for now, but it has a lap, and it is FastestLaps.com, and is road legal just in the Uk, , but whatever, dont really like or care bout this race car.


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Anonymous  9y ago

Car Enthusiasts no what the Fastest Car orund the Ring is, and thats the ACR!


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sdstarnes  9y ago

This is NOT a production car!


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sdstarnes  9y ago

the acr did set the new record, they clearly stated it was for street legal production cars and i doubt this is legal anywhere besides england! that logic would mean that porsche that did 6:11 holds the current record.


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sdstarnes  9y ago

the acr did set the new record, they clearly stated it was for street legal production cars and i doubt this is legal anywhere besides england! that logic would mean that porsche that did 6:11 holds the current record.

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