eSports Car of the Week Radical SR8 RX

Radical SR8 RX (Photo Kelly G.)
Radical SR8 RX (Photo Kelly G.) /

Art of Gears brings you a different car, a different race, and introduces you to the world that is eSports racing. This week, we’ll take a look at the Radical SR8 RX

The Radical SR8 RX. Just the name alone sounds pretty cool. But I will be the first to admit; before writing this article, I really didn’t know much about this weeks car. And until I saw that it was going to be a featured League Spec vehicle this week in Forza 6, I probably would not have even noticed it.

But once I started looking up info on this track monster, I was hooked. This car is definitely worth a mention this week. The Radical SR8 RX is a track day favorite for many racers in the UK. The track-ready RX is currently being raced in the European Masters Circuit.

For those of you that didn’t know, (like me!), the Radical European Masters is considered one of the top international racing championships, and when you combine the SR8 RX’s lightweight design with its impressive power and handling at top speeds, it makes for some exciting racing action.

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The 2.7 liter V-8 engine produces an incredible 430HP and has the “bragging rights” of setting the lap record at Nurburgring back in 2009. But this racecar is not just for racing. It is also a 100 percent street legal vehicle, thanks to the addition of working headlights, taillights and turn signals.

The Radical SR8 RX is one of the featured vehicles this week for the Forza Motorsport 6 League Hopper event, and that’s why it’s our eSports Car of the Week. I really haven’t raced this car in any league spec races yet, so I am excited to see how this SR8 RX drives!

eSports Event Details

Date: Sunday, July 24th – Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Time: Various (times to be announced on Twitter @ArtofGears)

Game: Forza Motorsport 6

Console: Xbox One

The Car? Radical SR8 RX

The Track? Various

The Race? Forza 6 R Class League Hopper

eSports Radical SR8 RX – A Closer Look

On Sale: Now

Base Price: $88,750 (Est.)

Engine: 2.7-liter 8-cylinder engine

Drivetrain: rear wheel drive, 6-speed paddle shift

Output: 460 hp, 380 lb-ft Torque

0-60 time: 2.7 seconds!

Curb Weight: 1,433 lbs

Fuel Economy: N/A

AOG Positives: Very light weight; 6-speed sequential gearbox; looks like it would be a blast on the track!

AOG Negatives: For a track day car, none that I can think of!

Track video of the Radical SR8 RX on the track. This car is loud!

eSports – The Radical SR8 RX Setup

Art of Gear’s Forza 6 2011 Radical SR8 RX

Car: 2011 Radical SR8 RX

Car Sponsorship Paint Scheme: Loot Crate Livery (Thanks, ForzaLiveryGuy!)

Car Sponsorship Color: White/Black/Red Accents

Tune: Stock Tune Only

Drivetrain: I will be using a combination of the Logitech G920 Full Race Wheel (manual with Paddleshift for this event) and the Xbox One Elite Controller (Manual Shift)

Car Assists: Traction Control Off; Race line: Turns only

Vehicle Damage: Yes

Mandatory Pit: Yes

AOG Positives: Good car to use the race wheel and paddleshift

AOG Negatives: Not much seat time in this vehicle, but you need good throttle control in order to keep the tires from spinning!

Below  is the video of the Hot Lap in the SR8 RX. Keep in mind, this video is a hot lap, 1 take, no restarts to see how the car performs as if you were to jump in and try to race it. So anything goes!

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So what do you think? Do you have what it takes to race against Art of Gears? Special thanks to ForzaLiveryGuy for providing us with the sweet livery for our race car. Come join us in the Radical SR8 RX League this week.