Radical Sportscars to launch its most advanced model at Autosport Show

Radical Sportscars today announces the SR3 SL, a new trackday and road-focused roadster that spearheads Radical’s 2011 product line-up. The SR3 SL will be formally unveiled at the Autosport International Show on 13 January 2011, held at the NEC, Birmingham.

Optimised for the growing trackday and corporate/race school market, the SR3 SL is Radical’s most advanced sportscar ever, powered by a 2-litre Ford-RPE (Radical Performance Engines) EcoBoost engine delivering 300bhp in standard trim.

Whilst Euro5 emissions compliant, this brand-new turbocharged unit with Twin-Independent Variable Cam Timing and state-of-the-art, high-pressure Direct Injection transmits its power to the road via a six-speed sequential gearbox. With European Small Series Type Approval, the SR3 SL can be road registered in any EU country, and many more.

Available on the road with a Formula One-style paddleshift gearchange with auto-blipper, fly-by-wire throttle and advanced engine management system, it’s the closest experience to a Le Mans car for the road. And at only 675kg, and with full underbody aerodynamics, there will be little that can touch Radical’s SR3 SL on either road or track.

For those that want to take the SR3 SL experience even further, Radical will offer a Race Pack, with options including an engine calibration map selection (giving ‘road, ‘wet’ and ‘racetrack’ suitable maps), FIA-approved fuel cell, racing bi-plane rear wing and racing tyre options.

Radical will be revealing the SR3 SL on Thursday 13 January at Autosport International, alongside the 2011-model SR3 RS, and the new SR8 RX, featuring RPE’s new 2.7 RPX V8 engine.