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by Garreth Miers

Last week renowned hardcore sportscar maker Radical celebrated the 1000th vehicle to roll off its production line, reaching a large milestone in the company’s strong 13 year history.

Since  its inception in 1997, Radical has established 12 international racing series and competed 4 times in the world famous Le Man 24hour race, not bad for a back shed sports car maker.

The 1000th model to leave the production line was none other than the Radical SR3 RS, the companies most success model. Featuring Le Man LMP1 inspired aerodynamics, a kerb weight of just 640kgs and producing 156 kW from a 1300cc Suzuki bike engine, the SR3RS is not a car for the faint hearted.

Though if you are mad enough to think the SR3 RS isn’t enough, you only have to look to the car makers top of the line SR8 model, powered by a screaming 2.6-litre V8 revving to 10,500 rpm and producing an incredible 343 kW.

 

After 13 years the company is proud to offer Radical cars through 18 international distributors including Australia. While you can purchase a Radical is Australia unfortunately they are not road legal, leaving them confined only to track use, but more to the point can you believe they are road legal in the UK?

Radical believes that a strong development program has contributed to the company achieving this great milestone.

By constantly redesigning, developing and testing our range, we have produced a product of the highest quality, and can ensure support for customers and distributors right across the globe. It’s these reasons that Radical Sportscars continues to go from strength to strength; I’m confident that the next 1,000 cars will be produced even quicker than the first” – Radical Co-founder Mick Hyde.

Now with the company developing new electric powered models, we believe it won’t be long before we are reporting on the company’s 2000th model to roll out of the Cambridgeshire factory.




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