Skydiver Racing A Radical At Spa Is As Crazy As It Sounds


And just as awesome to watch.

One of the world’s most challenging race tracks, Spa Francorchamps has born witness to spectacular battles over the years: Ascari Vs. Farina, Clark Vs. Hill, Senna Vs. Mansell, Schumacher Vs. Hill, Hamilton Vs. Raikonnen. RSRSpa decided to add a new dimension to the typical track battle by pitting a skydiver against a Radical RXC Spyder piloted by company founder and ex-racing driver Ron Simons. With 440 hp, the 860-kg Radical RXC Spyder has an incredible power-to-weight ratio of 558 hp/ton.

The 3.0-liter V8 is mated to a seven-speed paddleshift gearbox, revs all the way to 10,500 rpm and will shift the open-top pocket rocket to 60 mph in 3 seconds, en route to a top speed of 178 mph. But is that enough to complete a lap of the 7-km circuit before the skydiver touches ground?

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