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 Up Close - Adding Lightness
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Sexy Dayanis experiences the Ariel Atom!
We invited Dayanis Garcia over to the TR3 Performance shop to plan for an
upcoming video shoot and we decided to take her for a ride in the INFAMOUS
Ariel Atom... needless to say she was blown away! We just had to give a
shout out to the driver of the Atom because for being only 16yrs old he
handled that beast of a machine like a pro!
Ariel Atom w/ Supercharger (400+ bhp) Launch control + afterburn !! - 1080p HD
During the Grand Prix of Middelharnis I have recorded this amazing Ariel
Atom. It is based on a normal Ariel Atom, but this one is fitted with a
Rotrex Supercharger. The engine is
coming from a Honda 2.0L Type R. This gives the Ariel Atom more then 400
bhp! As you can see in this video, the Exhaust sound is more louder and it even gives
the car an afterburn.
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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.
S2000 9 Second Wheelie 9.5@147 RSP S2K 1/4 Mile Drag Pass email@example.com REAL STREET PERFORMANCE
We took the RSP Stock Block S2K out to test the AEM Traction/Launch Control
on the new tires. After a couple passes of adding power to the launch we
were able to cut back to back 9.7@144's followed by a 9.5@147. Best 60' of
the day was a 1.40
Here is the breakdown of the slip: 60': 1.403 - 330': 4.049 - 1/8th mi:
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Boost is different in every gear but
the most it saw was 31psi. The most the car has made is 713hp on our Dynojet.
Full Weight + Cage. Original Un-Opened Engine, head has never even been off
the block. Just took the valve cover off to do cams + Springs + Retainers
so we can rev higher. turbo is a
Precision 6766, which we have in stock.
how to turbo your honda over the weekend
UPDATE: for all those who think this method means the motor wont last, here
is a video from friday april 5th 2013 of the car still running strong, its
been over a year and around 10k miles of hard beating.
UPDATE: ALSO CHECK OUT MY SECOND VIDEO ON HOW TO turbo YOUR HONDA you can see it here
this video shows the steps to turbo your
honda in a couple days with upgraded internals and not removing the engine
or doing any machine work.
also for those saying you need to do some sort of easy break in period i
think you need to read this article , the old fashioned ways are long gone
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 :).