Radical reveals hardcore race-inspired Rapture

Radical has announced an all-new road-legal sports car – the Rapture.

Unveiled today (July 4) at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the track-inspired performance car has been designed ‘to deliver an emotive driving experience like no other’.

It utilises a 2.3-litre Ford-sourced turbocharged petrol engine with 350bhp, sending power through a six-speed paddle-shift gearbox.

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The engine has been extensively modified by Radical, with the company adding a lightweight crankshaft, forged pistons and conrods and a twin-scroll turbocharger.

Thanks to lightweight technology, the Rapture tips the scales at just 765kg. It also incorporates fully-adjustable suspension, as well as braking and drivetrain systems featured on the firm’s SR3 and SR8 racers.

Joe Anwyll, Radical Sportscars CEO said: “Radical has always been a business to push the boundaries; in developing Rapture, we listened carefully to our global customer base to ensure that whilst road legal, the Rapture remains an undiluted, out-and-out track car at its core.

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“We’ve distilled over two decades of motorsport heritage into the most focused, open sportscar possible. In Rapture, cutting edge direct-injection turbocharged powertrain technology and advanced underbody aerodynamics contribute to a unique package with electrifying performance.”

Inside, the Rapture receives a multi-function steering wheel and LCD display. Radical has even thought to include some creature comforts, with a heater helping to keep the cabin a little more hospitable in colder temperatures. The car also benefits from a remote engine immobiliser and fire extinguisher system.

Order books for the Rapture are set to open shortly, and first deliveries are expected to commence at the beginning of August.