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Old 11-24-2004, 11:05 AM
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Well we just admire girls who likes to drive and good at it~
you do realize I was just messing with you, right.
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Old 11-24-2004, 11:51 AM
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you do realize I was just messing with you, right.
I know I know...
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She was a hot driver, I'll give her that. But she wasnt all that hot.
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Old 11-25-2004, 06:45 PM
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She was a hot driver, I'll give her that. But she wasnt all that hot.
as a hot chick she is not that hot, but I don't think I have seen too many hot chicks that know how to drive fast
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Old 11-26-2004, 01:23 PM
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I saw the episode, it was funny how she put the show's host to shame by running the track and beating him without practice
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Old 11-26-2004, 07:32 PM
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^^ were you watching the show? she ran that track so much she could do that in her sleep...she racked like 1200 hrs or something there..
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^^ Yes, I watched it, at the end they said it was her first lap in that car, she did not practice previously in that car
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Top Gear vid - Ariel Atom - 0-60 in 2.9 sec!!

holy cow... check out this crazy car!!! its basically a big gokart with a 300-hp supercharged Civic Type-R motor in the back!!! crazy!!!

rightclick save as - 65mb

http://www.kuecker.net/downloads/Vid..._ArielAtom.wmv
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Old 01-26-2005, 08:24 AM
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It's nice!! Only if it were available in the states!
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Old 01-26-2005, 08:38 AM
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Now that's a track car.
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Old 01-26-2005, 08:48 AM
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Now that's a track car.
That would be a hell of a car for a spec racing series.
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I love how it's just you, an engine, and some wheels flying around the track. That's got to be a cool feeling.
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Old 01-26-2005, 09:20 AM
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Amazing
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Old 01-26-2005, 10:12 AM
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Holy fuck.

Where can i get one?
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Old 01-26-2005, 10:29 AM
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How much is 20,000 pounds in US currency?
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Old 01-26-2005, 10:32 AM
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How much is 20,000 pounds in US currency?
www.xe.com has the exchange at $37,624.61 USD today.
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Old 01-26-2005, 10:34 AM
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www.xe.com has the exchange at $37,624.61 USD today.

It might actually be worth it if that thing is street legal.
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Old 01-26-2005, 11:10 AM
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What a fun toy! Weeeeeeeeeeee!
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Wow... faster than a Carrera GT on the test track. I'd love to get this car for track days. But will it ever be available in the US? Probably not.
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@ his face when he is driving it
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@ his face when he is driving it
Reminded me of those bad SciFi movies of the 50s and 60s.
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Old 01-26-2005, 01:37 PM
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@ his face when he is driving it
That looked hilarious yet also painful... Definitely need a helmet when driving that fast
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Old 01-26-2005, 01:51 PM
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jumpin jupiters, batman, that sh*t was FAST.

i'd pay some SERIOUS money for one of those!

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Wow... faster than a Carrera GT on the test track. I'd love to get this car for track days. But will it ever be available in the US? Probably not.
we can dream...
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Old 01-26-2005, 02:21 PM
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omg....so sexy.....gotta love that s/c whine.....
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I'M IN LOVE!!!!! I WANT ONE, SOOO BAD!! LISTEN TO THAT SUPERCHARGER SCREAM!!
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omg....so sexy.....gotta love that s/c whine.....
I may never get one of the Ariel Atoms in my garage, but at least I can hear a S/C whine everyday.
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IL peeps, let's get together and group buy one of these things. 20,000 GBP= ~ $37,630.

Hmm, this thing is my new dream track car. I just can't get over the high-rev of the k20 AND supercharger working at the same time. . I'm gonna need some help getting over this thing.
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The Ariel Atom look like a Lotus Super 7 (or kit car look-alike) without the bodywork. Except, that the Arial Atom is mid-engine (I think).
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Originally Posted by Red-CL
It might actually be worth it if that thing is street legal.
I dont see how it can possibly be street legal, but DAMNN would that be a fun track car.

I like the bike analogy, its like a 4-wheeled sport bike. 500kg! awesome.

Seeing clarksons faces get flattened by the wind was the highlight of the video for me. Can anyone get a screen capture of that?
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Did you check out the Used page?


Ariel Atom 220 Left Hand Drive USA

Mileage: 2,900
Year: 2003
Colour: Red
Specification: 220 Honda, 6 speed, Road Pack, LSD, Baffled Sump, Alcon Brakes front, competition brakes rear, Adjustable bounce and rebound dampers, Eibach race and assister springs, competition rod ends, removable steering wheel, polished stainless exhaust system, stainless fixings, 17" wheel package, shift light quick release steering wheel, 3" harnesses, locking fuel cap.
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Price: $52,500 (US Dollars)
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hmmmm wonder if you can take that to AUTO-X lol.......
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Did you check out the Used page?
oh damn! so it IS available in the US!!! but damn, $52K??? that is a whole lot to pay for a car that has no windshield!!! but I want one anyway!!!
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If I were going to go through the expense and trouble to get me one, I'd probably upgrade it with a CLS 6MT engine/tranny - S/C'd of course... Then see if I can get the 0-60 under 2 seconds.
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If I were going to go through the expense and trouble to get me one, I'd probably upgrade it with a CLS 6MT engine/tranny - S/C'd of course... Then see if I can get the 0-60 under 2 seconds.
umm.. sorry to say but I don't think that would be an upgrade. Sure there would be more power, but as you know, Civic Type-R drivetrain = full race. The engine and tranny of a CL is not even close to being suitable for "racing"....

I don't know how the engine would do under the stress of racing, but I have a feeling the tranny won't like the repeated abuse too much....
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