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

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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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