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Ariel Atom 500

For those who thought the original Ariel Atom was insane, check this out:

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/03/02/f...l-atom-500-v8/

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-06-2008, 09:54 AM
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Wow, looks like an F1 car for the street! Impressive power-to-weight ratio.

I want one.

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For those who aren't familiar with the Atom, here's a vid of it on Top Gear, including a race against a CBR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaWoo82zNUA

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have you seen the Hartley V8?
http://www.h1v8.com/page/page/1562068.htm

there is this guy who built a track car from scratch, first his vehicle had a I-4 motorcycle engine in it, with custom everything else, and AWD.
This DP1 guy/engineer, onced he got his DP1 design down pat, got a hook-up deal with Hartley, so now the DP1 swapped the I-4 motor to a Hartley V8 monster, its a very nice track car

Dennis Palatov (DP) has tons of cars and bikes, including a atom, after working with Hartley,
just for fun he also put a H1 V8 in his atom.
http://dpcars.net/


I kinda think that the new Atom 500 got the idea of putting a high-reving V8 from Dennis Palatov's expiriment

That new Atom 500 looks baddass, madd downforce that adds to looks too,
forced induction, a supercharger is way better than a turbo in my eyes,

does anyone know the numbers for its new engine? they say "over 1,000hp/met-tonn" but no real numbers

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does anyone know the numbers for its new engine? they say "over 1,000hp/met-tonn" but no real numbers
2.4l V-8 500hp @10,000rpm

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 11:37 AM
 
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wow thats sick I think that they should make one that is not so much of a "naked" theme. I dont know if I like the huge wing in back either it should be a little smaller...
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This is a case of function over form. If you prefer the opposite, get an eclipse



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Maybe. I love its looks!

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That looks like a LOT of fun !
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