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Old 17th January 2005, 23:02   #1
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My friend works at local RTO and he informs me that last week they registered an Ariel Atom. I am not sure about the specification of this vehicle. It was supposedly registered along with two mini coopers which are said to be owned by lucky Ali ( or his close relatives). I have seen the one of the mini’s. The silver one to be exact..



Also worth a mention is a sighting of Skyline R34 GTR Vspec also known by some as PS2 of the automotive world. Looks amazing in two tone blue paint. It had MH registration plate on it.

Sorry no pic as I don’t carry a handy camera phone.


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Its pretty had to believe that someone will get an Aerial Atom in India. And the Skyline ur talking abt may be the R33 that was there for sale in mumbai. It had a MH Regn.
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Hey 917,

The ariel atom is indeed a strange car to have in bangalore!

So finally there is a mention of the blue R34 GTR! (assuming you are sure this is it)... do you know where the car is parked? any chance you could get some pictures?? that would reallly be awesome if you could!

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It would be difficult to bring the Ariel Atom unless it comes on TR or EPCG because of the homologation exemption requirements i.e greater than $40000, 3000 cc

Never seen any Mini's in Bangalore

But then....miracles can happen !
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The ariel atom is indeed a strange car to have in bangalore!
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It's a strange car to have anywhere in this country.

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It would be difficult to bring the Ariel Atom unless it comes on TR or EPCG because of the homologation exemption requirements i.e greater than $40000, 3000 cc
This could be that Honda VTEC 2000 CC+ engine producing 220bhp or more.
Transfer of Residence in this case is possible cause Bangalore is currently going through 'mine is bigger than yours' syndrome.
Something to show on next year Speedrun.
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Hi,
There is a R34 Skyline Vspec in Bangalore, owned by the BPL guy. Ive seen it many times. About the Ariel im not too sure....

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Old 18th January 2005, 12:35   #7
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and also is an amazing track car . and we do not have tracks whats so ever...

why cant one of our super billionares make a FIA standard track.

we could se some amazing machines at the track day then
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the atom is one beautifully different car, but its gonna be very inconvinient in our country!

a few years back i had seen with an importer in bandra a stock R34 skyline & a jaguar XKR convertible maroon with cream interior..
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well the turbo model is so fast tht it went faster than porsche gt and the ford GT. not bad for a car which is not tht expensive and made by a company which has 7 emplyoees


1 min 19.5 secs - Ariel Atom Turbo
1 min 19.8 secs - Porsche CGT
1 min 20.9 secs - Mercedes-McLaren SLR
1 min 21.9 secs - Ford GT
1 min 22.3 secs - Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale
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Checkout Jerry in the Ariel Atom... pic from TopGear !!!


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Checkout Jerry in the Ariel Atom... pic from TopGear !!!
Hahaha...........did he go "Back to the Future" by any chance?? LOL

looks like "The Godfather'. Hehe

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Hahaha...........did he go "Back to the Future" by any chance?? LOL

looks like "The Godfather'. Hehe

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On a serious note it looks...rather...it shows that its a pretty fast car (considering the fact that its got no wildshield)

Read on its a excerept from Jerry himself

[COLOR=YellowGreen]Because there is no bodywork (actually, because there is no anything) it weighs less than 500kg, which in automotive terms is an ounce. It makes a Lotus Elise look like Terry Wogan. You could fit such a thing with the engine from a motorised pepper grinder and it would go like Apollo 8, but in fact it uses the VTEC motor from a Honda Civic. And not the weedy 190bhp unit from the Type R either, but a full Japanese-spec version with 220bhp. So that means you’ re getting 440bhp per tonne, and that’s about 100 more than you get from a Lamborghini Murciélago.

Obviously it has lousy aerodynamics, so the top speed is around 135mph, but the time it takes to achieve this is simply mind-boggling: 0-60mph, for instance, is dealt with in just 3.5sec. Because there is no bodywork (actually, because there is no anything) it weighs less than 500kg, which in automotive terms is an ounce. It makes a Lotus Elise look like Terry Wogan. You could fit such a thing with the engine from a motorised pepper grinder and it would go like Apollo 8, but in fact it uses the VTEC motor from a Honda Civic. And not the weedy 190bhp unit from the Type R either, but a full Japanese-spec version with 220bhp. So that means you’ re getting 440bhp per tonne, and that’s about 100 more than you get from a Lamborghini Murciélago.
If that sounds scary, they’re working on a supercharged version that won’t ripple your face so much as tear it off [/COLOR] [COLOR=YellowGreen]Because there is no bodywork (actually, because there is no anything) it weighs less than 500kg, which in automotive terms is an ounce. It makes a Lotus Elise look like Terry Wogan. You could fit such a thing with the engine from a motorised pepper grinder and it would go like Apollo 8, but in fact it uses the VTEC motor from a Honda Civic. And not the weedy 190bhp unit from the Type R either, but a full Japanese-spec version with 220bhp. So that means you’ re getting 440bhp per tonne, and that’s about 100 more than you get from a Lamborghini Murciélago. [/COLOR]

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Not sure on the Ariel Atom..but yes,mini belongs to Lucky ali bought after selling the lexus he had..skyline belongs to BPL guy and yes he has booked the E60 BMW ///M5.
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Ariel is just too weird of a car to own.Especially in India where people gaze at Reva as if its an alien product.
Thats JC pic just cracked me up.Spaced out!!!eheh

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hey guys, i just downloaded the top gear episode where the Atom was tested. that version, had a supercharged Civic typr R engine producing 300bhp increasing the power to weight ratio of the car to 600 bhp/ton.

It even managed to beat a CBR 600 RR by a full 4 secs around the top gear track with Jeremy behind the wheel!!!

That is a must have car, this version will do 0-60 in 2.9 secs and will most probably beat that 135mph top speed recorded by the 220bhp version.

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