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Old 05-28-2009, 01:10 PM   #1
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When it comes to power and lightweight, enough is never enough. And so, Ariel (finally) gives us the Atom 500 V8, an 1,102-pound roadster boasting the highest power-to-weight ratio (1,000 hp-per-ton) of any production car to date. How does Ariel do it? It starts with the engine and gets more insane from there.

The heart of the Atom 500 is a Russell Savory (RS Developments) 2.4-liter V8 equipped with five valves per cylinder, a dry sump and a supercharger. 500 hp is available at a screaming 10,000 rpm, with power being delivered to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential Sadev gearbox.

At each corner, Alcon four-pot brakes are nestled within Dymag magnesium wheels, with carbon fiber used liberally on the wheel arches, underbody tray, rear wing and formula-style front aerofoil.

All told, the Ariel Atom 500 V8 will hit 60 in under three seconds, blow past 100 mph in less than seven seconds and can be yours for... no word yet, but expect pricing to be released shortly


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Old 05-28-2009, 01:14 PM   #2
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Signing on the dotted line to buy a car like that, is like signing your own death sentence!

I want!

Edit: Wait a sec....500hp out of a 2.4L V8?! Dayum!!!!
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:20 PM   #3
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I've always though Ariel's were cool. After seeing the Indy 500 in person on Sunday and seeing pics of this car, I really want one!
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:25 PM   #4
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Signing on the dotted line to buy a car like that, is like signing your own death sentence!

I want!

Edit: Wait a sec....500hp out of a 2.4L V8?! Dayum!!!!
how is that impressive we make 500hp out of a 2.5L 4cylinders.
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:31 PM   #5
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500 hp is impressive for a street driven 2.4l V-8 but.... F1 engines have the same displacement, naturally aspirated and make 800+ hp!!!! As we all know, it only takes money and some damn fine engineering to do it
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:51 PM   #6
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I think the impressive part is that they get more than 1200 miles per build AND 500hp. (though I'd like an 800 hp 10krpm engine if I had someone to rebuild it and pay for parts )
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:28 PM   #7
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how is that impressive we make 500hp out of a 2.5L 4cylinders.
either you forgot to add a smiley face or your an idiot
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:38 PM   #8
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either you forgot to add a smiley face or your an idiot
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:24 PM   #9
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how is that impressive we make 500hp out of a 2.5L 4cylinders.
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:59 PM   #10
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Look at those aero pieces... that's some significant downforce over the "regular" Atom
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:26 PM   #11
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This is way sick.
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:34 PM   #12
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Amazing car, I just wish it was NA instead of Supercharged, even if it made less horsepower.
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:44 PM   #13
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Thats WITH forced Induction.....
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:51 PM   #14
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2.4L V8? Who says F1 technology doesn't trickle down to road cars?
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:05 PM   #15
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Thats WITH forced Induction.....
I know - but it's 500hp out of a compact s/c 2.4L V8. That's still freakin' awesome in my book.
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What's impressive is how they can deliver that much power to the ground in a car that light. Crazy.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:25 PM   #17
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That same engine makes 400hp or so naturally aspirated. It's a Hartley V8, which is essentially two Hayabusa heads and blocks joined on a common crankshaft. Those are amazing specs for a road car engine, but pretty pedestrian for the bike engines it's made of. That said, it's the dog's bollocks, and I would love to stick one in the super 7 I'm gonna build some day.

http://www.h1v8.com/page/page/1562068.htm

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That's a 2 liter Ford four banger for size comparison.
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wheel spin? i want!
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wow, I want to stuff that Hartley V8 in a Caterham Superlight... Dream car FTW!
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I remember reading an article a few years back about those engines, wish I could remember what mag it was in.
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This thing looks ridiculous.. And I thought the original atom was crazy enough. Can't wait to see this on Top Gear.
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:36 PM   #23
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This thing looks ridiculous.. And I thought the original atom was crazy enough. Can't wait to see this on Top Gear.
It will rip off Clarkson’s face this time.
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:44 PM   #24
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wow, I want to stuff that Hartley V8 in a Caterham Superlight... Dream car FTW!
already been done: http://www.nextautos.com/caterham-rs...eight-sold-out
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Hmmm...only 28,500 clams for the 2.8L 400hp v-8.
nice.
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