Ariel Atom V8 vs 600bhp rallycross Citroen DS3 vs BMW HP4 superbike drag race - autocar.co.uk
Which is faster? An Ariel Atom V8
track day toy, BMW HP4 superbike or a rallycross Citroen DS3 with 600bhp?
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Here we have three completely different ways of going extremely quickly in
a straight line. Time for a drag race then. So what are the contenders?
There's the one-wheel drive BMW HP4 superbike, which arguably requires the
most skill to extract speed from but has a ludicrous 757bhp/tonne
power-to-weight ratio. Then there's the two-wheel drive Ariel Atom V8 with
748bhp/tonne and the Citroen DS3 Rallycross car with only 577bhp/tonne but
all-important four-wheel drive. Oh, and did we mention it's wet?
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Ariel Atom VS Ferrari
Playing around getting some footage of Kevin's nice 430 at shannonville
track day (MR2 club track day). You can't really tell until near the end,
but the Atom's much faster.
Better to get footage than just pass that big red exotic :).
Ariel Atom Nurburgring Nordschleife
Fourth lap of the Nordschleife, I clocked the time to be 9:12 which is
slow, but there were three Yellow flags to slow down for so I think a more
respectable 8:12 would have been possible. Looking back at the video it's
easy to say should have been flat out in several areas, we touch 130mph in
place. But unless you have driven this track and know where the bends go
after blind corners you need more than 4 laps to know your way around! So I
was happier to back off have a slower time and still be able to drive the
car back to the UK and not be on a tow truck.
First Time Out (Lotus 49) - 1967
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film captures a unique moment in the history of motor racing.
SAIL DUBSTEP! Fastest Ariel Atom In The World! V8 Killer! (300 Turbo) 650HP! Street Footage!
Here is some other raw footage with no music:
LIKE, COMMENT, FAVORITE, SUBSCRIBE. Any of those will make me happy. I
spent a lot of time editing this.
turbocharged, Honda K20, 6 spd. stock
block, stock cams, lowered compression 9.7/1 JE pistons, carillo rods, 20
psi. Tuned on 93 octane pump gas. Runs awesome. This car is faster than anything on the street from 0 to
160+, including bikes. Built and tuned by REALSTREETPERFTV.
Filmed on a GoPro Hero 1 and Edited in Final Cut Pro X. I do not own this
song: Sail by Awolnation