Radical targets GT3 homologation for RXC
Radical has applied to gain GT3 homologation for its RXC coupe machine.
The Peterborough marque has filed a request for National GT3 homologation and the accompanying paperwork with European review firm OSK. The RXC is eligible for consideration as it has a type-approved production run, which currently stands at 60 cars since the model’s launch in 2013.
Radical already races the car in a guest class of the International GT Open championship, but company co-founder Phil Abbott said gaining GT3 approval would broaden the market for the car.
“Of the 60 RXCS we’ve built so far, 20 are road-going so it fulfils the [homologation] criteria and we’ve submitted all of the necessary paperwork to make it happen,” he said.
“It’s about opening the options for customers. With National GT3 homologation the RXC can fight for championships and even do things like British GT if a customer chooses to. The car has proven pace.”
● Radical took the wraps off its fastest car at the Autosport Show. The RXC Spyder runs a twin-turbocharged 600bhp Ford Ecoboost engine and weighs in at just 860kg. The car also features full carbonfibre bodywork, making it 50kg lighter than the coupe version. “It is our fastest car since the SR9 LMP2,” said Abbott.