Ariel Atom

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  1. BlimeyCabrio

    BlimeyCabrio Oscar Goldman of MINIs
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    I've been lusting after the Atom for a while. Clarkson didn't help with this video:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaWoo82zNUA"]YouTube- Top Gear - Ariel Atom - BBC[/ame]

    And the Dragon pics:
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    I knew they did driving events at VIR - but had no idea until yesterday that the US ones are BUILT at VIR.... Ariel USA is located in the RacePlex there.

    So at yesterday's annual VIR Holiday Laps charity event, I paid my $10 for a hot lap in the Atom - IN THE RAIN.

    OMG. I thought I wanted one before I rode in one. Now I know.... I SHALL HAVE ONE. Even if I have to build a knock-off in my garage. Which is entirely feasible...

    Flickr: proximacentuari's Photostream

    Anybody else had the pleasure of riding or driving in one of these beasties?
     
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    versus Active Member

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    #2 versus, Nov 14, 2009
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    Powwwwuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
    Clarkson's sentence at the 4:13 mark punctuated with the maniacal laugh at 4:23 sums up the fun.
     
  3. ScottinBend

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    Had the pleasure of both a fairly long "test" drive and a tour of the old US factory here in OR a couple of years ago. Had a club member who bought one and actually got it registered as street legal.

    That car puts most motorcycles to shame ! !
     
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    Two words.......BAD AZZ!:devil:
     

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