Latest models touch down in North America.
The first two Ford EcoBoost powered RXC Turbo 500 coupes and a new 2.9L V8 Spyder have touched down in North America, immediately making their way to the hallowed ground of Sebring International Raceway for a special shakedown event.

Brent Craig and Don Hoffman were the first USA owners to experience the latest RXC variant, and were both thrilled with the outstanding performance and specification of the model. 

To mark the occasion, the first RXC Turbo 500 to land in the USA was given a commemorative chassis plate “RXC#1USA”. The car, owned by Tennessee businessman Brent Craig, features a custom interior and combines the best of both the Track and Race specs for North America.

Meanwhile Don Hoffman's new RXC Turbo 500 is destined for competition in the 93rd running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb at the end of June.

Hoffman is no stranger to the ‘Race to the Clouds’ having won last year’s Exhibition class in a normally aspirated RXC V6. The new RXC Turbo 500’s combination of charged induction, over 530bhp and near 500 lb/ft of torque should see Hoffman and Radical enter the record books once more.

Commenting on the performance of his new machine, Hoffman said “I am blown away, it is everything Radical promised it to be and more.”

Texas-based Hoffman will also be using the car to compete in a number of open-road race events across the US in 2015 with the ultimate goal of the 1,500-kilometre Targa Newfoundland in September, the first time that Radical has contested an event of this nature. 

Radical UK technicians joined Radical North America and local dealer representatives from Florida’s Drive For Success and Virginia International Raceway based WISKO Race Engineering for three days, at Sebring and Palm Beach international raceways as part of the handover, which included Turbo specific training for US technicians.

Also making its debut on US soil was the new 2.9L V8 RXC Spyder with Radical North America and Drive For Success factory pilot Chris Hall immediately singing its praises.

“It’s an even better driving experience than the SR8– easier to continually drive hard and fast,” commented Hall.

“You can really feel the extra torque of the new 2.9L Short Stroke engine over the old 3.0-litre. The braking performance, the power steering, and the new advanced AIM dash– it’s just fantastic.

“To sum it up, the new Spyder is as much excitement as the SR8 without the workload.“

Download more information on the North American spec RXC models including the new Turbo 500.

Download more information on the North American spec Spyder.


 

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