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Old 10-17-2004, 12:00 AM   #1
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News Rapid progress at Radical - RPA 2.6l V8

Not sure if any of you have been following the latest at Radical Motorsport, but just in the last few days they've been making tremendous progress on their new 2.6l V8 slated to be used in their new SR8. The whole engine package weighs only 95kg (209lbs), but so far they've been able to extract [email protected],000 / [email protected],800!

I have to give them a lot of credit for their accomplishments considering they're such a small operation that's really pushing the envelope.

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Latests news on the RPA V8

Also, check out the sound clips on this page - it's about the meanest sounding engine I've ever heard. News entry with sound clips

I can't wait to see what the new engine will do in a chassis. Now if I could only get one of those street-legal (UK) SR3's registered in the States...
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Old 10-17-2004, 12:40 AM   #2
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Hum, I want one.

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Old 10-17-2004, 02:26 AM   #3
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I'd love to get behind the wheel of one of those, even without the V8. The world needs more cars like that.
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Old 10-17-2004, 03:15 AM   #4
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thats not the only small v8 to come out latelly. caterham has stuffed a 2.0l v8 into one of its super 7s. right now its in a test mule but its being developed for production. check out EVO magazine issue 72.
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Old 10-17-2004, 07:05 PM   #5
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That would be the engine I would want in the Lotus Elise.
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Old 10-17-2004, 09:30 PM   #6
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Reliability factor says...
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Old 10-17-2004, 10:52 PM   #7
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ok, Radicals are fast as it is, now they are putting a V8 in it....awesome
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