Rad­i­cal tar­gets GT3 ho­molo­ga­tion for RXC

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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.

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