Ariel Reveals New Turbocharged Atom 4, Will Debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. marcvic

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    I really appreciate how it won't be racing in a camouflaged guise :D

    -ahem- Toyota
     
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  3. Danoff

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    I kinda wish they'd head the other way with these... make the performance a little less supernatural and bring the car more to the masses. I don't need insane levels of acceleration (and probably can't use it fully) to enjoy a pure driving experience from a car that handles like a car should. I could probably make do with 150 horses and one of these at the track and still have a ridiculous grin on my face.
     
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  4. 05XR8

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    Agree. A Caterham 120 is perfect for me(not that I've driven one). Put in the low boost engine from the normal Civic and a Fit/Jazz engine, for entry level.
     
  5. marcvic

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    I agree. I suppose the kart for the masses would be the Polaris Slingshot, if you can get over the three wheels.

    What is the starting price for a standard Ariel Atom?
     
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    I was expecting more top speed. 230HP,1300lLBS car. Guess it has short gear ratios.
     
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    This car would literally gain nothing from a higher top speed
     
  9. Vegard

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    Mass is only a marginal factor when it comes to top speed. Also, the Atom is hardly the pinnacle of low drag design.
     
  10. 05XR8

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    Yeah, this is pretty much the design of the Atom
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    Strapping a turbo motor in the middle, probably won't make it pull Veyrons on the Autobahnen.
     
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    It has 320hp, a 7000rpm rev limiter*, and the drag coefficient of a brick. None of these things are in favor of huge top speeds and the fact that it does 160mph is actually kinda impressive.


    *going on the assumption it still uses the stock Honda rev limit