We’ve seen lots of awareness around sim racing and the virtual opportunities for drivers, racing championships and manufacturers. And now the Radical SR3 XX launches in rFactor 2 before it becomes available to test drive in the real world!
Coincidentally based in the same city as us (Peterborough, UK), the Radical SR3 XX features new technology to make it smarter and give more functionality at the fingertips of drivers. It also gets some weight saving, new data tools and key styling changes as it appears first in rFactor2.
You can read more detail on the changes via the Radical website. The SR3 was first introduced in 2001 and continually evolved and improved since then. With a choice of 1340cc or 1500cc four cylinder RPE-Suzuki engines, a six-speed sequential gearbox, and Quaife LSD, it’s a popular and quick track weapon.
Mainly because the Radical SR3 XX only weighs 620kg, so the 226bhp 1500cc option can go from 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds, with a top speed of 147mph.
The new model will help drivers benefit from that ability by integrating new solid-state technology from AiM Technologoes including a solid-state Power Distribution Module which replaces a normal wiring loom to save 65% of the weight, and send, store and process data and telemetry.
The new AiM Formula steering wheel tech means multiple control buttons and a new dashboard so you can easily tweak and change everything. And there’s a whole load of new data logging and review options, ride height sensors and more.
Styling changes include revised LED race lighting, composite mirrors, new rear-wing endplates and wider seat options for larger drivers.
The real world car will be available for test drives and deliveries soon. But as the Radical SR3 XX launches in rFactor 2, you can buy it now for the PC racing sim via Steam at £4.50. Along with a copy of rFactor 2 itself.