UPDATE January 22nd, 2014:
Radical has now passed the requirements necessary for their RXC model to be street legal in California, a huge milestone to have overcome. Find the press release on the following page, along with our original feature from last month.
From our December 19th, 2013 Feature:
Radical’s new RXC model, seen here sitting pretty in today’s feature, is basically a full blown, street legal race car. And just because of that little tantalizing, high-lighted-in-bold tidbit of information alone, we have included it’s story here. But before we go about teasing anybody too much, too soon, let us state the very unfortunate “but not in the United States” disclaimer upfront, because we don’t like to lead our viewers on. We just aren’t that type of girl, sorry. Regardless, they are amazing machines none-the-less, and the simple fact remains that they are street legal somewhere (read: everywhere but here), so come along and take a closer look at them with us on the following page, won’t you? And don’t miss the videos at the end, the sounds their engines make are worth sticking around for.
In the meantime, while we are gathering our John Hancocks, enjoy the following videos. The engine note is glorious:
16 January 2014The Radical RXC passes the required tests for road registration in California, paving the way for road registered RXC and RXC Turbo sales across the USA.
Working closely with one of America’s first Radical coupe owners, Jeffrey Cheng, the RXC has been inspected and approved for use on the road – a landmark step for the Radical brand in the USA as road registration is traditionally difficult with low-volume British sportscars.The RXC has been designed to meet stringent Small-Series Type Approval regulations for both Europe and worldwide in all key criteria areas, such as visibility, crash safety, noise and emissions, enabling a swift and straight-forward completion of the process.