W T F? V8 atom?

Discussion in '2008 Ariel Atom 500 V8' started by zzUltimaGTRzz, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. I never thought this was possible. The atom has always been about low weight and simplicity. I never thought they´d shove a (small) V8 in there!

    The only thing that can compare to this in terms of power to weight ratios is the Caparo T1! Granted, this will never be as fast as the T1, but it´s waaaaaaay cheaper!
     
  2. The real question is, comparing it to the t1, how flammable is it?
     
  3. this was the engine that was supposed to go into the T1, and powers the catarham V8
     
  4. So...it wont light on fire like the T1 is prone to? Not the engine...the car.
     
  5. As the Atom has not much downforce 500hp is too much. Looks good on paper but makes no sense.
     
  6. Did they add any downforce?
     
  7. if they haven't added low speed DF or a way to restrict power and torque, it's gonna be awful to drive.

    Also. 4WD? Owen, you fool <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/angry.gif"></A>. if it does have 4WD, it might have the grip it need to be road tolerable.
     
  8. more grunt. just imagine what would happen to jeremy clarkson's face if he was in this...
     
  9. Unfortunately, no. The car will be an absolute nightmare.
     
  10. Any ideas on price?
     
  11. #11 Atomic2, Sep 4, 2008
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    yes, actually they did. the aero kit that was once optional on the earlier atoms is now standard. it has a giant rear wing and sizable front wings. did you even see images of it?
    http://www.supercars.net/carpics/4203/2008_Ariel_Atom5001.jpg
     
  12. If they keep the topspeed limited to 155mph, than it may have a chance to impress with lower speed handling, assuming that it is remotely possible to keep the power to the ground. Also, the extra weight from the V8 is going to throw the center of mass, so high-speed stability might be a joke even in a straight line, and most certainly add oversteer issues.
     
  13. I can drive this in the new Mario Kart. In all seriousness, I love it.
     
  14. I wonder what it sounds like?!!
     
  15. W....T....F?!?..., seriously this absolutely makes no what so ever, please tell me this isn't there idea to compete against the Caparo T1.
     
  16. i think it will go boom when started up
     
  17. anyone think this is a t1 rival?
     

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