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Radical Sportscars Make North American Debut of Rapture with Motul


Radical Sportscars Make North American Debut of Rapture with Motul

Tuesday, Nov. 5th at 1:30-1:50 pm in Booth #24325

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (UK) – Wednesday 2nd October 2019; RadicalSportscars will join its official lubricants partner Motul at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, as the British manufacturer makes its US debut of the new Rapture turbocharged trackday sportscar.

When simply defined, Rapture essentially means a feeling of intense pleasure or joy. And therein lies both the car’s selling point, and its primary mission: To deliver an emotive driving experience like no other.

The Rapture follows Radical’s proven ethos of generating extreme performance via lightweight construction combined with aerodynamic efficiency, instead of relying solely on headline-chasing power and top speed figures.

At the heart of the Rapture is a 2261cc turbocharged EcoBoost engine, supplied by Ford and reworked by Radical Performance Engines, featuring an all-new turbo architecture and air induction system. The unit produces 350bhp and 320lb-ft of torque. Drive comes through a six-speed paddle-shift gearbox.

Drawing on Radical’s past experience with both the road-going SR3 SL and RXC Coupe, the Rapture features an enhanced version of the firm’s proven Nik-link suspension system, and is complete with adjustable dampers.

Radical Sportscars Make North American Debut of Rapture with Motul

“The USA is Radical’s most important export market, with a vibrant non-competitive trackday market, and the Rapture has been carefully developed over the last two years to offer electrifying racecar lap times, yet remain easy and durable to maintain,” said Radical’s Marketing Director, Naz Jamil. “Its modern turbocharged powerplant provides incredible straight-line performance to back up its Le Mans-derived aerodynamics. We’re sure that the new RadicalRapture – powered by Motul – will prove a real hit with the show’s visitors.”

The dramatic Motul-liveried Rapture will be embarking on a test drive roadshow across the USA after the SEMA show in support of Radical’s American dealers, spanning from California to Virginia. 

The press conference is open to all media and SEMA attendees on Tuesday, Nov 5th from 1:30 - 1:50pm at the Motul Booth #24325 in Central Hall. 

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Notes to Editors

Radical Sportscars is one of the world’s most prolific sportscar manufacturers, with over 2,200 market-leading race, track-day and road-going cars produced in the past two decades.

From its 1997 inception, Radical set out to create a customer-led niche in the world of motorsport, a race-bred thrill-a-minute driving experience on the race track and road. A combination of lightweight construction, superbike technology and aerodynamic downforce delivers models faster than a supercar, totally driver-focused 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, the record-breaking 405bhp SR8, plus the RXC Spyder, RXC 600R and RXC GT3.

The launch of the all-new road-legal Rapture blurs the lines between road and race performance, bringing an unparalleled driving experience to the street. The latest car from the renowned racing car manufacturer will be 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.

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