Radical RXC Turbo 600R 20th Anniversary - 650bhp special debuts at Goodwood

Most extreme Radical road car yet will sprint up the hill several times over the Goodwood weekend

Some choose to launch cars under the glittering lights of a motor show stand. Others make surprise appearances at non-automotive events. For Radical, the active arena of the Goodwood Festival of Speed was the perfect place to demonstrate a one-off special edition based on the hardcore RXC Turbo.

The RXC Turbo 600R 20th Anniversary celebrates both the maker's eponymous anniversary and also its 2000th car produced in that time, and boasts even more extreme figures than the Turbo 500 we pitched into a head-to-head with the BAC Mono 2.5 earlier this year.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Experience the thrill of driving with evo magazine. Subscribe now and get your first 5 issues for £5 or buy the latest issue in all good newsagents!

Power from the twin-turbocharged, 3.5-litre Ford EcoBoost V6 engine is now up to 650bhp, while a six-speed Quaife sequential transmission is charged with delivering that power to the rear wheels through a set of Dunlop Sport Maxx tyres. The drivetrain needs to push along just 1130kg, for 575bhp per ton - and a 0-60mph time of 2.7 seconds.

With LMP-style carbonfibre bodywork and significant aero devices, Radical quotes up to 900kg of downforce - the recently-revised Elemental RP1, a hugely capable car in its own right, makes 500kg at 150mph - with a 180mph top speed.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

Probably overkill for your local trackday, and certainly for Lord March's narrow driveway, but those figures make the 20th Anniversary one of the more spectacular cars of the Festival short of the proper race and rally vehicles.

As a one-off vehicle to celebrate Radical's anniversary, no price is quoted for this particular Turbo 600R. It's unlikely to be cheap - the 500R we drove back in issue 227 came in at £201,000.

> 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed - live

Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/maserati/granturismo/201792/maserati-granturismo-zeda-run-out-model-revealed
Maserati GranTurismo

Maserati GranTurismo Zéda run-out model revealed

12 Nov 2019
Visit/nissan/370z/201935/750bhp-time-attack-nissan-370z-shown-at-sema
Nissan 370Z

750bhp Time Attack Nissan 370Z shown at SEMA 

7 Nov 2019
Visit/porsche/911

Porsche 911 review

4 Nov 2019
Visit/porsche/911/201904/992-porsche-911-carrera-s-manual-finally-detailed
Porsche 911

992 Porsche 911 Carrera S manual finally detailed

31 Oct 2019
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/porsche/911/201958/porsche-911-gt3-vs-gt3-rs-vs-gt2-rs-track-battle
Porsche 911

Porsche 911 GT3 vs GT3 RS vs GT2 RS - track battle

Porsche’s GT3, GT3 RS and GT2 RS are the most hardcore of the 911 breed, but pitched head‑to‑head which will we crown champion?
15 Nov 2019
Visit/buying-advice/19675/used-car-deals-of-the-week
used cars

Best used cars for sale this week

We’ve delved into the classifieds and chosen our favourite cars for sale this week
15 Nov 2019
Visit/ford/mustang/201952/ford-mustang-mach-e-uncovered-as-all-electric-suv
Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang Mach-E uncovered as all-electric SUV

The Mustang has been hit with the all-electric, SUV treatment
18 Nov 2019
Visit/hyundai/201819/hyundai-i30-fastback-n-versus-the-nurburgring
Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Nurburgring

We brought the Hyundai i30 Fastback back to its spiritual home in Germany's Eifel mountains, where there is a racing track you might well have heard o…
7 Oct 2019