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Old 29th February 2008, 23:10   #16
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Crazy, it should do 0 - 100 in less then 2 secs IMO and do around 300 kmph(Has to be limited)
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Less than 2 seconds... no wayyy!
LESS than 2 seconds. NO WAY.
Sorry i just had to say that again!

This might provide some perspective >
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...kest-cars.html (Acceleration List - Worlds Quickest Cars)


I really wonder how on earth this car is going to put the power down! Sounds like it has the potential to be one big smoke-ball, but given the history of the atom, i expect some good stuff!

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Old 1st March 2008, 00:42   #17
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That 2.4L V8 is almost F1esque, peak power is at 11,500RPM. It'd be awesome to see a Caterham vs Ariel dogfight on a track, stuff of dreams. Yea Shan2nu is right, the engine weight will be similar to the Type R unit, makes for a mental fast car.
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I really wonder how on earth this car is going to put the power down! Sounds like it has the potential to be one big smoke-ball, but given the history of the atom, i expect some good stuff!
If you've seen JC drive the 300bhp version on TG, you'l notice that even though he has smoked and spun around in most powerful cars. He never lost control of the Atom (not even when he was flooring it around corners).

The thing about small, high revving engines is that there's never too much torque coming in too quickly. With more than 11000 revs at hand, it will have a large powerband to play around with.

This is gonna be one stunning performer.

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Old 3rd July 2008, 23:48   #19
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Talking 1000HP Per Tonne

No, Im not talking about the 1001hp Bugatti, That car is way to heavy. I'm talking about the sheer insanity that is the Ariel Atom 500 V8. cheers:
Ariel Atom 500 V8-atom500v8wm2.jpg

the Caterham RS V8
Ariel Atom 500 V8-2008caterhamsevenrstv82gc4.jpg

and the Caparo T1
Ariel Atom 500 V8-2006caparot11024x768034vu2.jpg

So if you wanted to commit suicide via insane car, What would you choose?

i'd go with the Atom, because I like how it looks.

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Ariel Atom would be the natural upgrade for any self respecting biker who wishes to go for a Sunday morning drive. So i would choose that
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Its the Catterham for me anyday. I just love its classic old school looks
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There is a nice TopGear Video on Youtube about this car.. check it..

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Ariel atom all the way. I am thinking of doing there one day racing school here in chicago but its too bloody expensive for 1 day(almost 2k) for 2.5k I can get 3 days at another school, oh well, lets see if i decide to do the partial one. I am afraid I would want one..
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There is a nice TopGear Video on Youtube about this car.. check it.

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Would you be so kind as to provide a link please? Theres tons of fake/badly tagged stuff on there and i dont feel like searching :(

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Ariel atom all the way. I am thinking of doing there one day racing school here in chicago but its too bloody expensive for 1 day(almost 2k) for 2.5k I can get 3 days at another school, oh well, lets see if i decide to do the partial one. I am afraid I would want one..
xD that's awesome, And i believe that you! Damn thing runs like its on rails!
PS: do post about it if you get to drive one around a track yourself

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great cars the engine in the ariel and the caterhram, is one fine machine, built by joining two hayabusa engine the capacity is 2.6 liter and it produces 500bhp... now that an engine.
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I'll take the Ariel Atom please!
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great cars the engine in the ariel and the caterhram, is one fine machine, built by joining two hayabusa engine the capacity is 2.6 liter and it produces 500bhp... now that an engine.
Im sorry but you are mistaken. The Atom has a toyota engine with a turbo. And the Atom that has been shown is not the production spec.
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Definitely the Caparo T1, guaranteed to kill.

Jeremy had one hell of a time in that car...
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Im sorry but you are mistaken. The Atom has a toyota engine with a turbo. And the Atom that has been shown is not the production spec.
the v8 is no toyota engine. it is a high revving monster. possibly a supercharged twin hayabusa..
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I'll take the Caterham, please. Always loved those, and this seems to be a great interpretation of an iconic design.
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