Radical Sportscars has blurred the lines between road and race performance with the introduction of its new flagship road-legal sports car, the Rapture, unveiled at the world-famous Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The Rapture is the latest road-legal model from one of the world’s most successful racing car manufacturers where the name essentially means a feeling of intense pleasure or joy.
The Rapture boasts a lightweight spaceframe chassis with FIA-compliant safety cell and crash structure and features high-downforce composite bodywork, complete with bi-plane rear wing and double-tunnel diffuser.
Powering the lightweight track car for the road is a 2.2-litre Ford EcoBoost engine that’s been reworked by Radical to feature an all-new turbo and air intake system, paired to a 6-speed paddle-shift gearbox.
As a result the Rapture is armed with 355 hp and 433 Nm, enough to propel it from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds, 0 to 160 km/h in 8.4 seconds, onward to a top speed of 265 km/h.
To put things in perspective, that’s marginally faster than one of the most powerful cars of the present day, the Mercedes-AMG GT R that was launched in Malaysia for an estimated RM1.7million, which does the same run (0 to 100 km/h) in 3.6 seconds.