Radical Motorsport launches 228hp SR3 XXR

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Radical Motorsport has launched the precise and powerful SR3 XXR.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What powers the Radical SR3 XXR?

    The Radical SR3 XXR is powered by a 1.5-liter powerplant, which has the ability to run on biofuel.
  • When will the Radical SR3 XXR enter production?

    The Radical SR3 XXR will enter production in February 2023.
  • According to the British race car company, the Radical SR3 XXR is equipped with an all-new engine from in-house Radical Performance Engines (RPE). The revised 1.5-liter powerplant is said to deliver as much as 228 horsepower (hp) and has the ability to run on biofuel.

    In addition, the Radical SR3 XXR offers improved handling. With a new pit limiter fitted as standard, the chance of being punished for speeding through the pit lane is eliminated. Also, the LMP-inspired central tail “shark fin” delivers notable aerodynamic improvement to entry and mid-corner stability.

    Further, the SR3 XXR is differentiated by its lightweight wheels in a new design alongside high-intensity daytime running lights (DRL). A carbon fiber splitter and rear diffuser will be offered as an option to improve durability and aerodynamics on track.

    The abovementioned enhancements, said Radical Motorsports, were products of customer feedback.

    radical sr3 xxr

    “‘We make racers.’ It’s our new strapline, but it’s true and shows through in the ethos of the new SR3 XXR. This new car has been developed with valuable contributions from our dealer partners as well as current and past customers. For example, it is through listening to their experiences that we gathered they wanted a pit limiter to stop accidental speeding through the pit lane as well as the new cooling setup that significantly reduces warmup time. These factors are just examples of how we continue to enhance the enjoyment of the SR3, arguably the most loved racing car in the world,” said Radical Motorsport Chief Executive Officer Joe Anwyll.

    With the increased performance, the engineers at Radical Motorsport have utilized the new technical partnership for the SR3 XXR with AP Racing, to make an upgraded braking system available. The new solution has improved performance through a reduction in unsprung mass and improved pedal feel.

    “The SR3’s handling is renowned as a masterpiece so for [SR3> XXR we took the approach of evolutionary improvements across multiple areas. We looked at customer feedback as well as a list of items we’d personally like as racers. We then set about scrutinizing every system on the vehicle to see where improvements could be made, whilst staying true to the SR3 formula. We’ve carried over the sidepod profile from the SR10 to improve airflow and reduce turbulent drag, and of course, the new Generation 5 RPE engine is undoubtedly the star of the show,” commented Radical Motorsport Head of Research and Development and double Radical Cup UK Champion James Pinkerton.

    Production of the Radical SR3 XXR is scheduled to begin in February next year. It is available to order now through Radical Motorsport’s global dealer network.

    It’s good to see Radical Motorsports build from the feedback of their customers — the people who actually use and drive their vehicles on the track. That said, Filipinos are a part of the company’s customer base. In fact, there’s a one-make race in the country — the recently-concluded Seaoil Radical Challenge.

    2022 SEAOIL Radical Challenge Round 2 Drivers (From L-R_ Tyson Sy, Danial Daychopan, Stefan Ramirez, Richard Dy, Iñigo Anton)

    To note, Carmudi Philippines’ sister company Zigwheels Philippines is a proud media partner for the race series.

    Photos from Radical Motorsports and Radical Cars Philippines

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