Radical proved the SR3 SL’s road and track ability this weekend, participating in the 19th Rallye de Paris amongst nearly 200 other supercars. A three-car team of SLs, each with a driver and navigator, took part in the three-day event, which featured both timed on-track sessions and road navigation, following tulip diagrams through stunning French countryside.
The rally kicked off on Friday in the centre of Paris, teams gathering in the shadow of the Eifel Tower. The SR3 SLs drew much attention from other rally competitors and passers-by, as well as the local police…although only for positive reasons!
The Radical UK SR3 SL also got plenty of interest as we left the Trocadero for an overnight stop south of Paris. Navigating though Parisian rush-hour traffic on the Périphérique always requires a degree of nerve; when driving an SR3 SL you’re the centre of attention, the subject of waves and cameraphones every time you stop.
The rally then moved on to cover track driving at Magny-Cours, the SR3 SLs mixing with and passing all manner of other supercar exotica, from Gallardos, 458 Italias and GT3 RS, to more unusual models such as a Gumpert Apollo. Video from the road trip and track action will be available soon, check back in the coming days for a more detailed report and more images.