I think we all know Ariel Atoms are quite possibly THE most fun you could possibly have on four wheels and drive on the street.  Well I was on their website the other day and noticed that they had come out with a limited production run of Atoms.  What motor you ask?

Civic type R with a bigger supercharger?


Civic type R with a turbo setup?!?!?!


How about a 3.0, DOHC, dry sumped, all aluminum V8 with individual throttle bodies (yes 8 of the mother fuckers) that revs to 10,500 RPM…


Oh yeah it makes 500bhp from the factory, and it weighs around 1,200 pounds.  Well what does that mean?  Lets just put it this way, Ferrari Enzo makes 434hp per ton, and the Bugatti Veyron, with its 16 cylinder, quad turbo retardation engine makes 530hp per ton.  The Ariel Atom 500 V8 makes 900hp per ton….

Chassis is similar to the old Atom, but with new lighter components and revalved dampers and a lot of other pieces, and it is all shifted by a 6 speed sequential gear box changed by a paddle airshift system which does upshifts in 40 milliseconds and downshifts in 50 milliseconds.

This is heaven for me, I love all the engineering and all that stuff that has gone in to making this already pretty simple car into an absolute MONSTER.  Then I saw this video of one on youtube, and watched it over and over again for about the whole day.  Not sure who the lucky guy who owns this is, but he is the MAN in my book and the sounds are absolutely UNGODLY!!!




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