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Gooback
05-28-2009, 07:50 PM
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Thought Ariel’s V8-powered Atom had fell by the wayside? We wouldn’t blame you. It was announced around the same time as the Caterham Levante, a car that we’ve driven a couple of times now, yet word of an eight-cylinder from Ariel was scant.

The good news, though, is that it’s edging close to production-ready. Here’s the first picture of its engine, a 500bhp 3-litre V8. It’s normally aspirated and boasts a compact 75-degree V bank angle with four valves per cylinder and a unique cam drive arrangement to further reduce engine size and weight.

It tips the scales at less than 90kg, contributing to the car’s slender overall kerb weight of around half a ton, ensuring a power to weight ratio of around 1000bhp/ton. That’s twice a Bugatti Veyron and about on par with the aforementioned Levante and the Caparo T1.

Touted acceleration figures are nothing short of staggering, with 0-60mph taking sub-2.5sec and 100mph arriving in less than six seconds.

The six-speed Sadev sequential gearbox no doubt contributes to those times. It comes with a manual shifter, but paddles are being investigated as a future option. The suspension, brakes and aerodynamic package are all exclusive to the Atom 500.

Just 25 are being made, with nearly half of that quota sold. There’s no word on price yet, although it’s unlikely to come cheap. You’ll take chunks out of the rest of your trackday chums, though…


http://www.evo.co.uk/news/evonews/235996/ariel_atom_500_v8.html
200lbs..... 500 hp..... great googly moogly

KillerGreen
05-28-2009, 07:51 PM
DO WANT

iRIDElow
05-28-2009, 07:59 PM
wow

05accordcoupe
05-28-2009, 08:02 PM
DO WANT

HatchMan
05-28-2009, 08:10 PM
the civic type R atom is still OG to me

333
05-28-2009, 08:10 PM
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCC CKKKKKKKKKKKK

terrorboyz
05-28-2009, 08:17 PM
DO WANT

atxsbigwalt
05-28-2009, 09:28 PM
3 liter V8, bet it sounds heavenly at high RPMs

dc2*kid
05-28-2009, 09:42 PM
dammmmm where i order? :)

DA_LsVtAk
05-28-2009, 09:42 PM
fuckin sex, if it had a hole. it would be filled by me

HoHo
05-28-2009, 09:48 PM
10,000 rpm right? the sound itself would probably make me wet myself..

DA_LsVtAk
05-28-2009, 09:51 PM
or the thing in your avatar

Nate_doggydogg
05-28-2009, 11:54 PM
or the thing in your avatar

+1

atxsbigwalt
05-29-2009, 12:16 AM
or the thing in your avatar

I had to adblock that pic, that was just too bad.

*96teg ls*
05-29-2009, 12:34 AM
i want one !

babietuan323
05-29-2009, 12:37 AM
what motor is that

natrotciv
05-29-2009, 01:22 AM
hmmm wonder what the crash test ratings on one of those thingys are...

sick whip.

vdshenoy
05-29-2009, 05:15 AM
Where do I sign for one?

gecko1000
05-29-2009, 05:41 AM
i know that the h1v8 (that engine) is $28k by itselt...big bucks for this car

tancivic02
05-29-2009, 11:51 AM
the civic type R atom is still OG to me

word.

but if that thing can make the skin on your face fold back imagine what this thing can do lol :bowdown:

th3As1aNgAnGsTa
05-29-2009, 02:04 PM
badassss

Vision
05-29-2009, 06:08 PM
hmmm wonder what the crash test ratings on one of those thingys are...

sick whip.

:rofl:
beasty for sure

dudeimfromhtown
05-29-2009, 06:54 PM
wow

arkive43
05-29-2009, 07:19 PM
I WANT THE ENGINE !!!!!! @___@ !!!!!!!!

polything
05-29-2009, 07:20 PM
i ll take one to go please!

gecko1000
05-29-2009, 07:28 PM
http://www.h1v8.com for those truly interested. what they did was cut up two busa motors, graft them together, then took blueprints off of the grafted engines to cast a new block. pretty bitching. they even have full blueprints on the site

terrorboyz
05-29-2009, 07:54 PM
word.

but if that thing can make the skin on your face fold back imagine what this thing can do lol :bowdown:

+1

eN_2_Oh
05-29-2009, 09:22 PM
what i would do, or give, to own that machine....

xjxpert
05-29-2009, 09:36 PM
Next thing is a Honda with a FWD V8 :facepalm:

mojo_jojo77777
05-30-2009, 12:29 AM
i want one