• May 23rd 2010 at 3:33PM
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It's not often that a race car manufacturer gets to celebrate the production of its 1,000th unit, but that's exactly what happened at Radical Sportscars this week. It has taken Radical 13 years to reach this milestone, and the SR2 has accounted for over half that volume. Radicals compete in a wide variety of series worldwide, including four runs in the 24 hours of Le Mans with the LMP2-class SR9 model.

Radical has also shown off a concept for a battery-powered race car dubbed the SRZero. Developed in cooperation with the Energy Futures Lab at Imperial College London, the SRZero sends energy from its 550-volt battery through a pair of electric motors that produce a combined 400 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. The SRZero appears to be based on the SR3 chassis, and whether it will ever compete is unclear. Also unknown: how far the SRZero can go on a charge. Evidently, it supports simultaneous charging from two outlets.

[Source: Radical Sportscars, EVO]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      hi!!!!!!.........this is mcl jackson
      welcome in the car world we are talking about here smart car care
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      • 5 Years Ago
      Sweet milestone....just one question...is this news a few days old...I think it says May 19th on the sign in the pic.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The guys from the Imperial College are going to drive the SR0 from Alaska all the way down to Ushuaia in Argentina via the Pan-American highway, I guess we'll know how long lasts the batteries then! :-)

      I think they should start the trip pretty soon, good luck to them :-)

        • 5 Years Ago
        Thanks for the link...very informative. One idea I like is the two motors in the rear to take care of the differential...less friction because there are no gears and an automatic limited slip action. All street cars I have read about so far have one motor and a diff'. Perhaps the two motor idea will make it into street cars one day. The less mechanical devices, the better.
      • 5 Years Ago
      just in case you were interested, we're beating Russia 2:0 in hockey :P
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is it just me, or does the car look like a smiling guy with slanted eyebrows, sunglasses, racing cowl?
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