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Radical's New SR8 RSX Flagship Has 440-HP

WARNING: This isn't for the inexperienced racer.

What you’re looking at is the new flagship high-performance track car from Radical. We’re huge fans of the UK-based carmaker, whose philosophy consists of lightweight and lots and lots of power. Called the SR8 RSX, the new car is powered by a 3.0-liter V8 that produces 440 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired up with a seven-speed paddle-shift gearbox. All told, it tips the scales at just 1,896 lbs. Supposedly the engine is good for roughly 40 hours of racing time between rebuilds.

Other features include composite modular bodywork, a FIA-compliant tubular steel space frame chassis, double wishbone suspension front and rear, and pushrod dampers. There’s also a set of high-performance brakes and 17-inch wheels. The interior comes with a seven-inch data logger information screen. The SR8 SRX is also the first Radical to feature electrically-assisted power steering. Sales will begin in early 2015 at a cost of £131,940. At the same time, Radical has also revealed an even faster version of its SR3. Called SR3 RSX, it's powered by a Suzuki-sourced 1.5-liter four-cylinder with 210 hp and 124 lb-ft. It can hit 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph. It’s on sale now for a price of £80,349.

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