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Old 06-02-2009, 02:37 PM   #1
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Ariel Atom... I want one for my daily commute


Street legal? Why would you want to other than driving to the track. I'd be SO in trouble on the street with this.

Best part is the guys face peeling back while accelerating!

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Old 06-02-2009, 02:38 PM   #2
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mucho $$$ for what they are, i prefer a caterham7
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I'd buy one if I could swing it.
I'd probably kill myself in the first week of ownership though.
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:49 PM   #4
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mucho $$$ for what they are, i prefer a caterham7
it says in video, i think $80k? It beat a half million dollar car though, so great bang for the buck...
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:47 PM   #5
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:48 PM   #6
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I'd buy one if I could swing it.
I'd probably kill myself in the first week of ownership though.
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yup...same here
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:49 PM   #7
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mucho $$$ for what they are, i prefer a caterham7
How do they compare in terms of weight and horsepower? I know the Atom is larger and might even accommodate a giant like me.

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ive ridden in one at gss, awesome fun!
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Atom:
5.7 lbs/bhp (245 bhp)
4.7 lbs/bhp (300 bhp)

Caterham varies more...
http://www.caterham.co.uk/assets/htm...omparison.html
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:47 PM   #11
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Caterham's are ugly. The Atom is too much money for something powered by the same motor as a Civic
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:51 PM   #12
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Oh yes. These look like fun!

Old video but good !
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The Atom 3 is the newest and it is supposed to fit big people without any problem. Pricy, but sure looks like fun.


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here ya go then

http://www.autoweek.com/article/2009...NEWS/905289993
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V8? Wow. I think I would consider giving the left one up for that.

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