Radical has entered 2012 with a bang, showcasing the now production-ready SR3 SL on a bigger-than ever stand at Autosport International, opening today at the NEC, Birmingham, alongsixde the SR3 RS and SR8 RX.
Radical is displaying the production-ready SR3 SL, shown for the first time to a UK audience as the showpiece of the stand. At 10:15, a short presentation saw type-approval stakeholders Millbrook and the VCA hand over a special commemorative certificate of type approval, as part of Radical’s annual press event. Matt Claydon from the VCA, and Tony Soper from Millbrook, handed over the frame certificate to Radical co-founder Phil Abbott, and head of New Product Introduction, Vincent Rassat.
The car is already drawing plenty of attention, with even more visitors expected per day over the weekend. Indeed, an SL has already been purchased by an overseas visitor, only hours into the show.
Alongside the new SR3 SL, Radical has also brought the SR3 RS in a unique livery, commemorating ten years of SR3 production. Radical’s best-selling model sits alongside the SR8 RX, in this case a new customer car destined for the Marks Electrical Racing team in this year’s Radical Masters Euro Series and Radical UK Cup.
For the first time, in-house engine division RPE have joined with Radical on the same stand space, and have a prototype seven-speed gearbox coupled to the evergreen RPX V8 engine, developed for future Radical models. Visitors to the stand can also win a Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle, courtesy of Suzuki UK.
The show continues until Sunday evening, with many familiar faces already visiting the stand to catch up on their racing and trackday plans for the 2012 season; if you visit the show we look forward to seeing you!