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caddy
11-14-2005, 03:49 PM
You want to beat almost any supercar on a track (or street for that matter) for less than $50,000?

http://paultan.org/archives/2005/08/18/top-gear-ariel-atom/

EXSpeedAddict
11-14-2005, 04:32 PM
that looks like tons of fun to drive... :)

Going-West
11-14-2005, 04:35 PM
didn't it had a supercharged b16b in it before? then they put the k20a in? thats fucking sick...

Botswanaman7
11-14-2005, 04:37 PM
every time i watch videos like these i get pissed because i can't have one ...that shit looks like hella fun

MR99si
11-14-2005, 04:56 PM
That thing is bad ass!! But the saleen s7 twin turbo is quicker!! :)

Tiso
11-14-2005, 06:32 PM
That thing is bad ass!! But the saleen s7 twin turbo is quicker!! :)
would it be on a track though? Tough to beat that kind of weight and somewhat good hp and handling.

Going-West
11-14-2005, 06:34 PM
i think the atom would win around a track. zero body roll, and its fucking small it could just latch onto the back of the saleen like the millenium falcon and them pass it on the last corner and hide in a comet or some shit

by the way that saleen s7 comment was totally random.....

thats a sick civic you got there! my dads f18a hornet is faster though!

Rand0m
11-14-2005, 06:59 PM
i never get tired of watching that clip

Panathrasher
11-15-2005, 07:39 PM
That thing is bad ass!! But the saleen s7 twin turbo is quicker!! :)

Plus, what's the price tag and a Saleen S7???

Shogun
11-15-2005, 09:15 PM
Plus, what's the price tag and a Saleen S7???
yeah, that bike is a 1/6 the price of a saleen s7.

PANGES
11-15-2005, 10:25 PM
they had a supercharged B18C in it before.. pretty crazy

falcon
11-15-2005, 10:53 PM
ahhhhhh, that is so sweet! hmm, they have a dealers worldwide...

if only i had money to throw away... :mrgreen:

element_323
11-15-2005, 11:12 PM
Very nice. It's like a go-kart on steriods!

deaconwagers
11-16-2005, 12:47 AM
shiyite, i want one...

racecarl
11-16-2005, 12:59 AM
OLD. i remember watching that shit when i was in diapers, well... i'm 80 years old... so it might not be too crazy old but gobble gobble beep beep!!! it's almost halloween NO THANKSGIVING. thanksgiving. i love it. get as drunk as you can, eat as much as you can, and act as assinine as you can. man... i got way of track. sorry for the drunk post. i am officially worthless... but i do love my pabst blue ribbon.

EXSpeedAddict
11-16-2005, 03:19 AM
^^^^ Wow.

1234

racecarl
11-16-2005, 06:26 AM
hey, atleast i didn't make a spelling error, and i'm still shit tanked.

that episode is still on my DVR and i watch it fairly often.

jesus lord, thank anything admirable for my rich dad... so i can live this drunk life. and god bless that atom. what a sweet mobile thing. i don't even know if i can call it a car :???: .

Going-West
11-16-2005, 05:22 PM
they had a supercharged B18C in it before.. pretty crazy

no it was froma ctr so b16b in that vid

$lick Rick
11-16-2005, 05:25 PM
would it be on a track though? Tough to beat that kind of weight and somewhat good hp and handling.


hahahah yes, yes it would

that's where the standings come from... the final track time with the specific driver....
that's why they were talking about whether or not it qualified as a street car.. going over speed bumps and such. because they were justifying running it on that track and comparing it to the other street cars
it came in 2nd, right behind the saleen :lol:

caddy
11-16-2005, 09:16 PM
no it was froma ctr so b16b in that vid

b16b was the CTRs up to 2000,

2001 and up is the 220hp JDM K20A which is what the Atom uses

slowhatch
11-17-2005, 12:22 AM
now that thing is badass, we should all chip on our money and buy one for the club!

hooked_on4
11-18-2005, 11:13 PM
http://www.motorcities.com/media/image/640/05E21213518840K/2005-Ariel-Atom-Honda-Powered-Street-Legal-Mini-F1-K.jpeg yes please, thats been on my wish list for some time :)

Going-West
11-19-2005, 12:28 AM
b16b was the CTRs up to 2000,

2001 and up is the 220hp JDM K20A which is what the Atom uses

i know what the b16b and the k20a are from, i heard it was the b16b tho when it was originally posted.

hooked_on4
11-19-2005, 01:10 AM
Yeah I think 1st gen ariels were b16b's SC the new ones are k20a2 NA I believe

anfrey
11-19-2005, 01:14 AM
the new ones come both in NA and Supercharged... the supercharged version boasts 300bhp... they also have a version with the ecotec engine (rougly 220bhp)

www.arielatom.com
www.arielmotor.co.uk
www.openwheelers.co.nz

so yeah... 300bhp in that thing... whoooosh

oh, and more videos here:
http://www.openwheelers.co.nz/newmodel/downloads.htm


so uhm.. can a mod merge this with the previous ariel atom threads plz

ReggieSD
11-19-2005, 03:47 AM
oh man....that is one heck of a fast car....who needs an evo or a freakin porsche if you can get that instead.

r0yal
11-19-2005, 02:36 PM
haha no kidding, that thing is HOTT!! soooooo freaking fast

ReggieSD
11-19-2005, 04:28 PM
so why is it again that europe and asia always have all the nice, fast, affordable cars and us here get stuck with the watered down ones...unless ofcourse we wanna buy a viper, or a porsche and eat ramen for the next gazillion years.

anfrey
11-19-2005, 04:37 PM
actually, the ariel atom can be purchased stateside.

http://www.ariel.us.com/

hooked_on4
11-19-2005, 04:52 PM
Thanks for that link of vids anfrey, i've been trying to find more vids for a while now :) props

Jezek
11-19-2005, 05:25 PM
Why is the vid the same? I thought they put a k20 in it?

anfrey
11-19-2005, 05:39 PM
Why is the vid the same? I thought they put a k20 in it?
there are several engine choices for the car:

300hp k20aR (sc j-spec)
275hp k20aR (sc j-spec)
220hp k20aR (na j-spec)
160hp k20a3 (na)

also, for USDM only
205hp ecotec (sc 2.4L)

also, check here for more videos and info: http://www.automotivearticles.com/123/Ariel_Atom_USA.shtml

Going-West
11-19-2005, 05:49 PM
fuck the ecotec, 2.4L supercharged makes less power than the naturally aspirated 2 liter. s/c k20a all the way

anfrey
11-19-2005, 05:51 PM
aye, but it's gonna be hard to source those CTR/ITR spec k20 engines to the US.... so.... we might get screwed... but with the FG1 coming out, they might put the k20z3 in there....

Going-West
11-19-2005, 05:53 PM
supercharged k20z3 :shock:

i really want one of those. and oh yea a personalized track in my backyard. with jumps :shock:

anfrey
11-19-2005, 05:55 PM
The Ariel Atom US models now have target prices, and engine options specified. A configurator will be available to customers soon. Surprisingly if the buyer is out for a budget model, that can be had for nearly $36,000. While Brammo speculates that higher HP numbers are possible even at 145HP the driver can expect to hang with a Porsche 911 Turbo up to about 100MPH due the extreme power to weight ratio of the Atom. Although, keep in mind all of these prices here are for vehicles configured with little to no options, such as the road pack.


Ariel Atom USA Honda 2.0L K20z3
This power plant will likely come out of the US production Honda Civic Si, along with the drive train. The benefits of this are clear, having service and parts available from the local Honda dealership is much easier than supporting an R-Spec motor from Japan not currently used in any production Hondas imported to the states.


Ariel Atom USA Brammo Tuned 2.4L ECOTEC w/ VVT
Since GM has been eager to assist in engine supply. Brammo will get a 2.2L, 2.4L and a 2.0 Supercharged version of the ECOTEC motor with variable valve timing. Many enthusiasts have scoffed these motors, however it is well known that these motors are extremely bulletproof, many being turbocharged up to 350HP with factory internals. Depending on the model, Aisin made transmissions will also be used. Aisin produces many of the 6 speed and 5 speed manual transmissions for Honda, Toyota, and even the 6 speed in the Honda S2000.

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/8214/pricing9pb.jpg






bonus pic: http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/7636/supercharger1nh.jpg

hooked_on4
11-19-2005, 11:20 PM
I couldn't help it

http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/7074/squishyatom1qr.jpg

anfrey
11-20-2005, 12:42 AM
well done shane

hooked_on4
11-20-2005, 12:44 AM
thanks anf, so u takin rey up on his offer?

anfrey
11-20-2005, 01:04 AM
for nye celebrations?

hooked_on4
11-20-2005, 01:29 AM
didn't he say beg of dec train?

FRODO
11-20-2005, 01:31 AM
damn....i want one oh so bad, do they lease them?

hooked_on4
11-20-2005, 01:40 AM
damn....i want one oh so bad, do they lease them?

whoa that would be nice, or a racing school that uses these, I'd drop a few g's for that :-)

King Bob
11-20-2005, 02:00 AM
I have go to convince my dad to get one so I can drive it.

anfrey
11-20-2005, 03:08 PM
didn't he say beg of dec train?
i don't remember lol... i'll see what i can do

Jezek
11-20-2005, 03:10 PM
My father, my uncle and I all wanna go in on one lol

bmoua
12-09-2005, 01:49 PM
how come they chose a civic R motor instead of a rsx R motor???anibody know??? that thing was quick either way...