Radical goes electric

A 400bhp electric road car? Radical lives up to its name with the SRZero - and builds it's 1000th car.

Radical sports cars have teamed up with Imperial College London’s Energy Futures Lab to develop a zero emissions sports car.

The result is the SRZero, which uses a unique twin-motor electric drive system, enabling the SRZero to travel further than any other electric car before needing to recharge, thanks in part to a regenerative braking system. What’s more the 400bhp unit delivers 479lb ft of torque, and is capable of a peak of 715bhp, thanks to a 550v battery pack. Once out of juice, simply plug the car into two standard domestic sockets, and in just eight hours, they’ll be fully recharged. 

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The partnership, billed Racing Green Endurance, will attempt to drive the entire 16,000-mile length of the Pan-American highway later this year. Their aim is to demonstrate that low-carbon solutions do exist, and can still be exciting compared to the petrol-powered equivalent. 

But that’s not all to report. On the 19th May, the Peterborough firm celebrated the production of its 1000th car. This is the latest in a long line of successes for Radical, which has taken part in no less than 12 international race series, constructed a Le Mans Prototype (the SR9) and perhaps most importantly, currently holds the production car lap record at the Nurburgring with a time of 6m 48sec in an SR8LM.

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