Road Tests Real world tests of Radical SR8 vs SR3

Top speed

SR8LM
179 mph
SR3 Turbo
160 mph

Nurburgring time

SR8LM
6:48.0
SR3 Turbo
7:19.0

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Radical SR8

Reasons to consider the
Radical SR8LM

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Faster top speed 179 mph vs 160 mph 19 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 449 HP @ 10,500 RPM vs 316 HP @ 9,500 RPM More than 40% stronger engine
Bigger engine 2,800 cc vs 1,500 cc More than 85% bigger engine
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 6:48.0 vs 7:19.0 More than 5% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Front view of Radical SR3

Reasons to consider the
Radical SR3 Turbo

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Lighter curb weight 1,100 lb vs 1,430 lb Around 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Radical SR8  vs
SR3 
Brand Radical Radical
Year 2007 2003-2004

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.18 lb/hp 3.48 lb/hp
Maximum hp 449 HP @ 10,500 RPM 316 HP @ 9,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,800 cc 1,500 cc
Fuels
Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,430 lb 1,100 lb

road tests

Radical SR8  vs
SR3 
Top speed 179 mph 160 mph
20.6km nurburgring time 6:48.0 7:19.0

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Quaife RQ2 Differntial Rear wheel drive
Gearing Traditional Traditional

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Radical SR8LM
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Radical SR3 Turbo
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