The Radical SR8 is widely regarded as one of the very fastest pound-for-pound racers on the road and track today. Yes, that’s right, this all-aero, rip-roaring monster is road legal if you want it to be, but most of these slicing racers – including the more affordable but still incredibly quick SR3 – find their way onto the track, most notably for the busy, fast and highly competitive Performance Direct-sponsored Radical SR3 Challenge.
So, in a most perfect way to prove that their quick-cars are indeed violently fast and grippy, Radical have released this mind-bending video from the recent Cholmondley Pageant of Power. This cracking car show celebrates all that is fast, rare and sexy, and winding through the Cholmondley country estate where the annual event is held, is this slim and twisting ribbon of tarmac where records are rapidly chased every year.
Well, this snarling Radical smashed the track record, setting a fastest time through the hair-raising course of just 55.29s. The video speaks for itself, but it’s fair to say that man (Robbie Kerr) and machine are in perfect harmony here, and its a joy to watch. The way this thing flicks through the chicane beggars belief – it’s out of shape but always in control. Carbon-fibre-racing-seat of the pants stuff!
By Dan Anslow