Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (UK) – 27th June 2022: Available on a Radical for the first time, an optional halo-inspired “Cockpit Safety Structure” can now be fitted for brand new customer orders as a cost option on SR3 XX and SR10.
Significant accidents have taken place in high profile race formulae across the globe in recent times, and in order to maintain an impeccable customer safety record Radical’s Engineering department was tasked with investigating additional safety in the form of an optional top mounted safety structure.
The Cockpit Safety Structure has been developed with the principle purpose of improving occupant safety, and its design also minimises aerodynamic drag whilst maintaining Radical Motorsport’s world-renowned chassis handling attributes. Constructed from T45 high strength stainless steel alloy, the structure also maximises strength with minimal weight increase.
Dan Redpath, Group Sales and Marketing Director said:
“We have taken inspiration from the technology in motorsport which we’ve seen work so effectively and appropriated it to SR3 XX and SR10. Putting the safety of our customers first has always been our priority, and as the UK’s largest race car manufacturer we are delighted to be able to offer this option without compromising our core DNA of delivering an exhilarating motorsport experience.”
Radical Motorsport Development Driver, James Pinkerton, commented:
“It’s great to witness the continuous development of these cars, whether it’s performance gains or in this case, improving driver safety. After just a few laps it fades into the background and becomes invisible to the driver.”
The Cockpit Safety Structure is available to all markets, on left hand drive, centre hand drive and right hand drive variants of SR3 XX and SR10.
For new SR3s and SR10s produced from July 2022 onwards, the Cockpit Safety Structure can be retrofitted should it not have been specified at the point of build. A fitting kit including bracketry and instructions will be provided with the purchase of the unit, available shortly via authorised Radical Motorsport dealers; the possibility of retrofitting to older, pre-July 2022 cars is currently being investigated.
The new 2022 SR3 XX and SR10 models are available to order via 33 dealer partners in 21 countries, and eligible for use globally. The opportunities to race continue to expand, with the addition of the Radical Cup Philippines launching in 2022 alongside 12 other race series across four continents providing Radical owners the ability to truly ‘Race the World’.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Radical Motorsport has enjoyed unprecedented growth as it heads into its 25th year, building and selling more cars in 2021 than at any other time in its history. The Radical SR3 XX and SR10 benefit from a suite of updates for 2022, and after its first full year of production the Radical SR10 has become the fastest-selling car in Radical’s history, with over 100 examples already sold. A 33-strong global dealer network spanning 21 countries underpins this growth, and there are now 13 factory-supported Radical racing championships across four different continents, including the Radical Challenge UK and the Radical Cup North America.
Radical Motorsport is one of the world’s most prolific sportscar manufacturers, with over 2,800 cars produced in the past 25 years. From its 1997 inception, Radical set out to create a customer-lead niche in the world of motorsport, a race-bred thrill-a-minute driving experience on the racetrack and road.
A combination of lightweight construction, superbike derived technology and aerodynamic downforce delivers models faster than a super car, totally driver-focussed and rewarding to drive. Entering its third decade, the Radical stable includes the 182bhp SR1, the most successful prototype-style sports racing car in the world – the 225bhp SR3 XX, the record-breaking 405bhp SR8, road-legal Rapture, the RXC Spyder, RXC 600R, RXC GT3. The turbocharged SR10 was launched midway through 2020 and headlines Radical’s SR product range with over 425bhp and 380lb-ft of torque for blistering performance. All models from the renowned racing car manufacturer are solely designed, engineered and built at Radical’s Cambridgeshire headquarters, by 70 of the company’s 130-strong staff.
Radical was the first manufacturer to bring long-format, double-header endurance racing to club level motorsport competition while providing comprehensive spares and technical support. The marque’s official single-make championships offer the ultimate driving experience and progressive racing ladder for prototype-style sportscar racing for drivers of all abilities, while Radical’s ‘Race the World’ mission offers an end-to-end racing, training and support network across the globe.
For further information visit www.radicalmotorsport.com or contact:
Global Head of Marketing
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