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A Must Have for any man's inventory

So, I think everyone should have this bucket of fun in their car inventory!

http://www.arielatom.com
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what is that thing? dune buggy type vehicle?
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Looks like a race car.
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yall have never heard of the atom? wow, no it aint no dune buggy, its more like a really fast go cart that handles like its on rails
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Jh__YZwndlE
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yeaqh, i saw this thing on TV once, suppossed to be insanely fast!!!!
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yeaqh, i saw this thing on TV once, suppossed to be insanely fast!!!!
Uh... lets see... faster than a street bike... 4 wheels 160+ on something that small and lightweight....

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thats thing is just sick in more ways than one
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love how it destroys his face lol
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looks like a fun time! -Mike-
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Looks like a go cart on steroids. I would want more of a roll cage though
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boy does that thing look like fun, i want one :)
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word up. the ariel is the first of its kind. but now, there are many other companies following suit; a la KTM X-Bow. sicker, more meaner car, imo
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yeah those rock....saw one at the auto show....its like a 4 wheeled crotch rocket on steroids!!!
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Uh... lets see... faster than a street bike... 4 wheels 160+ on something that small and lightweight....

not exactly... faster around corners yea... but faster than a streetbike on straights no... but honestly i would rather have the atom than a streetbike.
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yall have never heard of the atom? wow, no it aint no dune buggy, its more like a really fast go cart that handles like its on rails
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Jh__YZwndlE
Some of the info doesn't match up. In the video it says its a supercharged honda civic motor. However, on the website for the car, it says its the same supercharged 4 cylinder that General Motors uses in the Cobalt SS and the Saturn ION Redline.
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maybe they changed since then? that video is when they first made it
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Looks like the formula SAE cars we build:



400 lbs, 160+ hp. 0-60 in 3.0s.

Texas A&M won the western competition this year
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Some of the info doesn't match up. In the video it says its a supercharged honda civic motor. However, on the website for the car, it says its the same supercharged 4 cylinder that General Motors uses in the Cobalt SS and the Saturn ION Redline.
I can't watch the video (work just recently blocked YouTube) to say for sure, but if it's the Top Gear video the reason is that its the British Atom in the video.

When the company decided to bring it to the States, GM got into it and talked them into putting their engine in it. I remember seeing a video about it and their was some reason they wanted to do, but I can't remember.

Either way, the Atom is a blazin' fast car, looks really damn cool IMO, and it's not unbelievably expensive.
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I thought you bought it as a kit and had the options for which engine you would like? maybe i am wrong.
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I can't watch the video (work just recently blocked YouTube) to say for sure, but if it's the Top Gear video the reason is that its the British Atom in the video.

When the company decided to bring it to the States, GM got into it and talked them into putting their engine in it. I remember seeing a video about it and their was some reason they wanted to do, but I can't remember.

Either way, the Atom is a blazin' fast car, looks really damn cool IMO, and it's not unbelievably expensive.
If you look at the options under the build and price, Honda is listed, but you can't select it. And 52K stock, 91,535 fully loaded! That is not reasonable.... For that, I will Buy a 2001 Nissan Skyline GTR R34 V-spec II
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Holy *****! 91k for that little thing? You could get one of the NEW Z06s for that.
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thier cool as **** thats for sure...but i would not want to be in an accident driving one of those!!!
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