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Old 09-16-2010, 12:37 PM   #1
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Wow! Yes please. I'd have to learn how to drive like a man before stepping into something like this. But I would still try...



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"Ariel's own v8" its just the v8 hayabusa motor I thought? Not their design.
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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 (no supercharger in the U.S.) 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.
http://www.autoblog.com/2009/05/28/m...l-atom-500-v8/
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the v8 hayabusa motor
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Two Busa engines matted into one, 4 + 4 = 8 (V8). Come on dude.
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Two Busa engines matted into one, 4 + 4 = 8 (V8). Come on dude.
There is a company in GB that produces crankcases for them IIRC.
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I wodner if my $400K life insurance would cover the damages...?

Still want either way.
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I personally think that the people at Brammo(importers of the ariel atom) are a bunch of bitches. Theres a dude that designed a v8 kit for his atom, showed Brammo, they ripped it off his design and we get the car above. So what does he do, he builds this instead http://www.palatov.com/cars/dp1.html
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How much would that engine/tranny cost? I wanna build my own car with that drivetrain..
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