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Radical SR5 Driving Experience

Bovingdon Airfield, Hertfordshire   
REF: DLSR58

  • Drive a Radical SR5 racing car at Bovingdon Circuit
  • The only experience of its kind in the world!
  • Experience the torque & acceleration of the SR5
  • This endurosports car weighs in at just 570kg
 


What's Included

  • Drive a Radical SR5, an LMP inspired racer
  • Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
  • 3 sighting laps as a passenger to learn the racing lines and braking points in a sports saloon car
  • 1 High speed passenger lap in a sports saloon 
  • Drive the Radical SR5 for 4 or 8 laps with 1:1 tuition
  • Each lap is approximately 1km
  • Experiences last approximately one and a half hours
  • This experience is available as a driving or passenger experience

What Can I Expect

Drive a Radical SR5 racer and feel the full force of this homegrown racing machine! This is the only Radical SR5 we know of that's available for public drives in the whole world, making it one of the most exclusive race car drives we sell.

In fact, only 27 of these special series SR5s were manufactured by Peterborough-based Radical Sportcars. The idea was to create an endurosport race car, capable of competing in long distance races. The result was this LMP-inspired SR5 - and it's pretty awesome.

In case you're wondering, LMP stands for Le Mans Prototype. That goes some way to explaining the design of this special SR5. From the drive planes to the diffusers and carbon bi-plane wing, it's all about maximising downforce. Weighing in at just 570kg, the SR5 is certainly the featherweight of the racing world - and it handles beautifully.

Setting this Radical apart, the SRS is powered by a Honda K20 car engine (found in the likes of the Honda Civic Type R), as opposed to a motorbike engine, which is the usual spec in a Radical car. It comes complete with six-speed paddleshift gearbox and all the racing gadgets and gizmos you could ever need.

Being an open-cockpit racing sports car means you get to hear all the right noises that this Radical makes in abundance. It has incredible torque and acceleration and the proof is most definitely in the aggressive sound of this SR5 as you take it for a spin around the track.

If you've driven other sports cars or race cars before, driving a Radical SR5 feels totally different. It's rugged, yet refined; simple yet robust. It's very fast. It's noisy. It sticks to the tarmac like glue. We think the SR5 has all the ingredients needed for a very radical race driving experience.

After three sighting laps and one high-speed lap of the Bovingdon circuit in a sports saloon, you will be let loose in the Radical. It's a two seater, so there'll be an experienced instructor by your side to make sure you make the most of those tight racing lines. Once you're harnessed in, it's over to you to drive the Radical SR5 racing car for heavenly laps in this rare car.

Availability

  • Selected weekdays throughout the year
  • Upgrades to include Saturday mornings are available for £39 when booking your date
  • Experiences are subject to availability and weather conditions

Location

  • Bovingdon Airfield, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Suitable For

  • Height restrictions: minimum 5ft 2ins, maximum 6ft 1ins
  • Weight restrictions: maximum 16 stone
  • A full manual driving licence is required (if driving)
  • Participants must be physically fit with no serious health conditions
  • Minimum age 5 for passenger experience

Spectators

  • Spectators are welcome to come along
  • Passenger experiences are available on the day starting from £19

Anything Else

  • Refreshments and snacks are available to purchase onsite
  • Flat soled shoes must be worn
  • Glasses must be worn if needed
  • Optional Damage Liability Reduction waivers are available starting from £25
  • Any participant entering a vehicle will be requested to complete a Disclaimer in order to participate in their experience
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