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 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.
713whp Stock motor S2000 Built by Real Street Performance Dyno + Street Video
Stock 61,000 2.0 Engine
Brian Crower Stage 2 Cams BC0061
Walbro 255 Feeding 2 Bosch 044 Pumps in Integrated Engineering Tank(stock
lines from back to the tank)
Full Blown Fuel Rail
AEM Fuel Pressure Regulator
AEM Series 2 EMS
Kenne Bell Boost A Spark
Real Street turbo Kit with Precision
Billet CEA 6766 T3 .82 turbo
Clutchmasters Twin disk
Supra V160 Transmission
3.90 Gears in Ford 03 Cobra IRS
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 Up Close - Adding Lightness
Autoshepherd Films gets an exclusive look at the most outrageous production
car to hit the streets, the notorious Ariel Atom! Sector 111 gives our
viewers the privilege of seeing this engineering masterpiece in greater
detail than ever seen before.
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Meet the BEAST: Ariel Atom Cruise & Review: All You Ever Wanted to Know... (Ep. #1)
Ever wanted to know what all the rave is about the Ariel Atom, one of the
fastest cars around the Top Gear track? Well, here is a review of the
features of the car that you will want to watch in its entirety. Stay tuned
for cruising videos to come in the next few days! So, what do you guys
think of this amazing open wheel racer for the roads?
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Nyce1s - Carey Bales Real Street Honda S2000 Wheelie @ Honda Day Atco 2K12!!!
Here is Carey Bales' Real Street Performance sponsored Honda S2000. We look
forward to seeing this car at more events in the U.S. Here is Carey and his
Honda S2000 at Honda Day Atco Raceway. The best time so far in this car is
a 8.5 second pass @ 165 mph!!
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