radical unleashes road legal race car that looks like the batmobile
 

radical unleashes road legal race car that looks like the batmobile

british manufacturer radical has revealed a new road-legal but track-ready racing car on the occasion of goodwood 2019. the open-top ‘rapture’ is a 350-horsepower, ford ecoboost-powered vehicle designed for lightweight, acceleration and wild handling.

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weighing in at an impressive 1,687lb (765kg), much of its lightness is down to the spaceframe chassis, which features a FIA-compliant safety cell and crash structure. at its heart, a ford focus RS-derived 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces 350bhp and a punchy 320 lb ft of torque. it also gets you from 0-60mph in 3 seconds flat, and 0-100mph 8.4 seconds, with a top speed of 165mph.

 

 

inside, two racing seats boast integrated headrests and racing harnesses. an lcd in the dashboard works like a motorsport cluster conveying the most relevant information. the transmission is a six-speed paddle-shift scenario with an auto-blipper and handling is via a fully adjustable nik-link system, with interchangeable anti-roll bars and adjustable dampers from intrax racing.

 

 

the rapture’s front bodywork has been designed to send the airflow over the driver’s and passenger’s head. for those who prefer more protection an aero screen can be specified. other cool features include electrically-operated wing mirrors and an in-car heating system.

 

 

radical is taking orders now on the rapture which starts at £89,500 before taxes (approx. $112,600USD).

 

 

project info

 

company: radical

model: rapture

price: £89,500 before taxes (approx. $112,600USD)

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