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Old 02-29-2008, 02:39 PM
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Exclamation Ariel Atom 500 V8 !!







The peak output of 500 horsepower is achieved at an amazing 10,000 rpm. Peak torque is 300 pound-feet at 8,500 rpm. The engine, which is worth over $200,000 alone, is mated to a six-speed Sadev transmission with paddle shifters.


The Atom 500 features a unique color scheme for chassis, wheels and bodywork combined with carbon fibre panels and carbon fibre aerofoils. Other features include chromoly aerofoil wishbones, integrated function steering wheel, Alcon four-piston brake calipers, and Dymag magnesium wheels.


"This is an interesting project for us and an experimental departure from what we normally produce," said Simon Saunders, Director of Ariel. "For a few customers the Atom 500 will be the ultimate expression of lightweight performance and represents the outer limits of what is achievable in a road registered car. We also use this sort of project to explore the possibilities of how we can improve our standard cars."
The Atom 500 is produced in Somerset at the new Ariel factory located there.
 
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Repost but worth looking at again... holy **** that thing would be an amazing ride
 
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oh, and it has a better power to weight ratio than the veyron... yikes
 
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Another 400 ponies and were in F1 territory...

Thats just insane. I've seen a really good track driver try and drive an F1 car once he spun out 4 times on the straights.......
 
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really cold outside today
 
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Ohhhh myyyy godddd...
 
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What are the times on that thing?? If you go fast enough, you wouldn't even need Botox!!
 
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$200,000 for the engine? You can get a custom built twin Hayabusa engine (two 4s mated together to give you a v8) for A LOT less money.

 
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No thanks. I like speed but i have my limits.

Can you imagine ending up under a semi-truck w/ that thing?
 
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I don't think that car is intended to be driven around your local town.
 
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
I don't think that car is intended to be driven around your local town.
Yeah, but watch me try anyway! That Atom would be a hoot to drive but mostly around a track. I like the idea of having something I could drive to and from the track and blow the doors off anything there.
 
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what engine does it have in there that costs $200K??
 
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sick car...
 
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Guarantee that you will not get traction at all. It looks like it has 255's on the back.
 
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hartley V8... would be same specs... but hell of a lot cheaper.. its the dual hyabusa engine shown above


would be fun tho
 

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