With the launch of its SR8 track monster, Radical has made it its mission to circulate round the Nurburgring in under seven minutes, according to today's Autocar.
The 383bhp track car will, if successful, reclaim the record which Radical grabbed last year with the SR3's 7 minutes 19 seconds. Right now though, the record is in the hands of a privately-owned Donkervoort two-seater with 7 minutes 18 seconds.
Radical director Mick Hyde said that he'd studied the video of the SR3's lap and while he said it was a great lap, "it wasn’t perfect". Hyde said that the SR8 would go faster, and that he was confident that the SR8 could smash the seven minute barrier.
SR8 SET FOR RING RECORD
Well having watched the same video I'd like to see the PERFECT lap!
The SR3 is about $75K in pounds although for a great track car the JP1 is one to watch. I had a video a while back with a 1.8 20VT powered caterham alike lapping the ring pretty quickly although a GT Porsche went past. The SR3 Turbo would have those for breakfast
Modified by Robinoz at 6:41 AM 1-31-2005
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