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    Default New Radical road car, Ford V6, 380 HP

    The first reliable Radical? I like the idea of having a car engine and not the motorcycle engine and trans. Don't know the price. The stats look great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markhs2 View Post
    Don't know the price.
    It will be outrageous. Radicals are overpriced IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    It will be outrageous. Radicals are overpriced IMHO.
    I don't think you'll get much argument on that. Reliability has always been a big problem as well.
    That's why I though this was interesting. The real car engine and trans will be a huge improvement.

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    I think I'd rather have a Superlite with an LS V8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    I think I'd rather have a Superlite with an LS V8.
    I agree. I think the Radical will be quicker especially with the option of the V8 at 480 hp and 1980 lbs.

    But the Superlite SLC is an awesome car and likely a lot less money. I've never been a Radical fan, just thought this new one was interesting.

    Are there any here on the west coast?

    Do you know anyone with one?
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    I've only ever seen one, and that was at Thunderhill a couple of weeks back. There's a video on YouTube of the P3 ESR Radical from Thunderhill and the Superlite is right in front of him. The Superlite is only a bit slower in the corners, and it just walks away from the Radical at corner exit.


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    I got a ride along at willow springs in a radical and those things are fast. The driver was an instructor for some radical school and he did a sub 1:20 with me in the car. I think the day before, he did something near a 1:11 in his DSR. One of the most amazing ride alongs I have ever done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    I've only ever seen one, and that was at Thunderhill a couple of weeks back. There's a video on YouTube of the P3 ESR Radical from Thunderhill and the Superlite is right in front of him. The Superlite is only a bit slower in the corners, and it just walks away from the Radical at corner exit.


    25 hours of Thunderhill 2012 - YouTube
    Hey Brett,

    Which Radical is this P3 ESR Radical. Since it passed the Superlite pretty easily and the Superlite got 2nd overall I am thinking the Radical DNF?

    Quoted from the Superlite Facebook Page:

    "Update- The 23 hours and 20 minutes of Thunderhill

    Oh, you thought it was actually 25 hours? Well, it was for everyone else, but the 2nd place overall Superlite SLC that was just 9 laps down at the end actually was in the pits for an hour and 40 minutes
    In other words, it really only ran for 23 hours and 20 minutes, but still managed to almost win the race, and ran faster times than any of the top finishers.

    The time lost in the pits was from a broken spark plug, and repairs to the rear from two (count em, 2!) Miatas that slammed into the SLC, one under yellow!

    If the 18 car hadn’t been hit by bumbling Miatas, and hadn’t had a $4 spark plug fail, they would have done another 54 laps or so, and been 45 laps ahead of the leading 911 Cup car.

    The raw speed and overall reliability of the SLC has been shown again and again.

    Even when the competition gets to keep racing for another hour and 40 minutes."

    Very impressive

    Consider that the 911 was driven by Memo Gidley, Tyler Mcquarrie, and other pros etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    It will be outrageous. Radicals are overpriced IMHO.
    Agree...
    Last time I was at Spring mtn a member had purchased one of the old/used School Radicals with the smaller engine.
    He only paid $20k for the used Radical.
    The used Radical seems affordable to buy, but the parts are still expensive.
    He went out on old tires and before too long went off track into the dirt, and by lunch had ruined his $1,000 undertray.
    I was told the Spring Mtn members that own/race newer Radicals there...
    pay near $4,000 each race weekend at Spring Mtn for tires and tech support.
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